Archive for June, 2012
The Commission is the governing body of the Mafia in the United States of America. Although its structure has changed many times since its creation in 1931, the Dons of the five New York Families still form the core membership.
Before the formation of the Commission, there was disunity, rivalry and resentment between the various Mafia Families. The resentment often burst out and caused gang wars and a lot of unnecessary bloodshed and violence. This even brought the attention of the FBI and police towards the Mafia and caused excessive media exposure. The Mafia was beginning to lose its secrecy.
In the beginning of the year 1931, the Castellammarese War among the New York Mafia Families need. The New York Don Salvatore Maranzano had won the war and took control of the Mafia. He took the title capo di tutti capi (“boss of all bosses”). Maranzano then proceeded to become a dictator and imposed a harsh and cruel rgime on the various Mafia Families. He ruled with an iron fist.
Lucky Luciano , who was a Maranzano allyat that time, soon got tired and irritated under this harsh control. He planned the assassination of Maranzno in September 1931. After his success. Luciano began to be regarded as the top mobster of the Mafia.
Leave it to the federal government to make things more complicated than it has to. If you think record keeping for your home based business is a nightmare now, wait until 2011 hits and the new tax laws take effect regarding PayPal, if they pass of course. You’ll be inundated with more paperwork than ever imaginable. This article explains.
In a nutshell, here’s how this disaster works. Starting in 2011, all income that comes through PayPal is going to have a 1099 attached to it IF you earn over $20,000 and have over 200 transactions. PayPal will be required to send a 1099 on your behalf to the IRS. Now, on the surface, this doesn’t seem like such a big deal. The problems, however, are plenty.
The media is buzzing about the latest tax relief company to be under fire for deceptive business practices. And the FTC’s orders to shut down American Tax Relief for cheating taxpayers out of $60 million comes just weeks before the Federal Trade Commission is slated to enact the “debt relief service” amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) to reign in the practices of debt settlement, debt management, debt resolution and credit counseling agencies.
However, the FTC’s debt relief services amendment remains broad in its coverage of tax resolution companies. And the FTC is ambiguous with its ruling that all tax debts are “unsecured” unless “secured by a tax lien,” especially since this claim directly contradicts the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury regulations stating that there are simply no “unsecured” federal tax debts. In fact, these debts are secured from the moment that the tax is assessed – a position in complete disagreement with that espoused by the FTC.