Monthly Archives: August 2009

Accidental Entrepreneurs from- NYTimes.com

by MICKEY MEECE

CALL them accidental entrepreneurs, unintended entrepreneurs or forced entrepreneurs. A year and a half into the Great Recession, with the jobless rate hovering near double digits, corporate refugees like Lisa Marie Grillos of San Francisco are trying to fend for themselves.

via Unemployment Can Lead to Entrepreneurship – NYTimes.com.

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Tokyo Broadcasting System vs. ABC’s ‘Wipeout’ in legal battle- From THR, Esq.

TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM SURVIVES FIRST ELIMINATION ROUND IN LAWSUIT AGAINST ABC’S ‘WIPEOUT’

By Eriq Gardner

Japanese-based Tokyo Broadcasting System has successfully navigated the wacky obstacle course of intellectual property law and convinced a California district court to hear claims that ABC and Endemol USA behaved improperly in marketing its hit show, “Wipeout.”

via Tokyo Broadcasting System survives first elimination round in lawsuit against ABC’s ‘Wipeout’–THR, Esq. – Entertainment and Media Law.

Offshore Tax Havens Targeted by the IRS – Voluntary Disclosure Deadline Approaches.

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by David Wrubel, CPA (from the Miami Beach CPA’s Tax Help Blog)

President Obama promised in his campaign to target wealthy Americans who “do not pay their fair share”  of taxes on the backs of the middle class and working poor.  With the swiftness of Robin Hood, the Obama administration has set out to curb what costs the US Government an estimated $100 Billion in revenue annually. 

There is an upcoming deadline of September 23, 2009 which marks the end of a type of amnesty program on the part of the Internal Revenue Service to have US Taxpayers voluntarily disclose their offshore assets and back taxes owed to avoid criminal prosecution. 

Read the rest of David Wrubel’s Article