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Lawyering the Lawyers and Protecting the Consumers

Debt collectors and their reps……….be warned.  The Feds are coming.  Too often debtors and consumers feel overwhelmed and as if they have no rights.  Well, we just received more confirmation that… 188 more words

Consumer Law/Consumer Protection

Delhi High Court’s Judgement Brings Relief to “Educational Institutions”

Can an Association that conducts “Management Tests” and “Examinations” be treated as an Educational Institution and claim tax exemption u/s 10(23C)(vi)?

In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court (HC) (Ref: All India Management Association v DG of income Tax (E) & Others, Hon’ble Delhi High Court ruling dated 12 November 2013 in WP(C) 10881/2009 and WP(C) 1735/2012) reinforced the principle that Income-tax authorities must consider the overall activities of an entity for determining if it qualifies as an “educational institution” and must not look at any one activity in isolation when determining the eligibility of the taxpayer for the purposes of claiming a tax exemption under Section 10(23C) (vi) of Income Tax Act, 1961 (IT Act). 674 more words

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All Services Relating to Education are Exempt from Service Tax

Section 66D of the Finance Act contains a negative list of services and clause (l) thereof reads as under:

Services by way of:

  • Pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent;
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Is Small Claims Court too Large for You?

In 2013 the North Carolina General Assembly increased small claims court jurisdiction from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00.  This now means many more cases should be filed (and in some cases MUST be filed) in small claims court.  251 more words

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Judge Rules In Favor of Normandy Student Transfers

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Students in the Normandy school district who transferred to the Pattonville, Ritenour and Francis Howell districts last year will be allowed to attend classes there again this year. 40 more words


Thank You Captain Ron Johnson!

Finally it seems we are seeing a break in the craziness. While I was saddened by the death of Michael Brown, I was hopeful that an investigation would shed light on the matter, possibly isolating one or two bad apples on the Ferguson police force. 117 more words

Melba Pearson