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Vox populi Monies paid to a governing body. See Dean's tax, Fat tax, Provider tax, Sin tax.


n a ratable portion of the proceeds or value of the property and labor of the citizen; any contribution imposed by government for the use and service of the state.
tax brackets, the income intervals of the graduated income tax law that establish the rate of tax for each level of income.
Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA), legislation (Public Law 97-248) affecting health maintenance organizations and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Provides regulations for the development of HMO risk contracting with the Medicare program and, through an amendment, establishes new provisions for the foundation and operation of peer review organizations.
tax planning,
n making business and investment decisions based on estimated income and current and projected tax laws.
tax shelter investments, investments that reduce, remove, or defer income from state and federal income tax liability.
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Evidence suggests that companies deploying enabling technologies that reduce the complexity of file management can decrease the overall compliance costs associated with the storage of unstructured information," said Larry Ponemon, chairman of the Ponemon Institute.
Using a benchmark analysis of approximately 100 organizations, Ponemon Institute researchers validated the fact that deploying enabling technologies that reduce the complexity of file management can decrease the overall compliance cost associated with the storage of unstructured information.
This study of the extent of compliance costs facing small businesses in New Zealand took place in three stages: a preliminary interview, a 13-week period where records were kept of the time and money spent on compliance, and a follow-up interview.
And what the public might not be aware of in terms of compliance costs, industry experts are only too happy to share.
As a result, the installation of in-line fluxers can decrease emissions, encourage more efficient chlorine use and reduce compliance costs.
In addition, she points out that a 1992 CSAB report sets the total compliance costs, which is predominantly paperwork, at $20 billion annually.
NAM's estimate of total compliance costs is nearly identical to the findings reported in "'The Ten Thousand Commandments," a recent paper produced by economist Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.
The conventional wisdom is that, in most cases, European industry has negotiated allowances for the 2005 to 2007 period that can be met without incurring significant direct compliance costs.
Business and accounting groups have been grumbling all year about the compliance costs of Sarbanes-Oxley, particularly the Section 404 requirements mandating companies review and report on the adequacy of their internal controls and that an independent auditor attest to the adequacy of that corporate review.
Complicated accounting rules, tax requirements, and workplace regulations may eat up billions a year in compliance costs, but the alternative, it's assumed, is giant companies with unchecked power.
The goods and services tax has cost Canadian businesses almost $10 billion in implementation and compliance costs, according to John Bulloch, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Our technology provides more than 70% reduction in compliance costs and quick implementation of a solid security compliance program that is based on industry best practices and standards.

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