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National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on IRS Funding and Taxpayer Rights

The following is abbreviated from the “IRS Newswire” for January 2011. WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress, identifying the combination of the IRS’s expanding workload and declining resources as the most serious problem facing taxpayers. The result,…

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Action Alert: Oppose HB1006 in Indiana

HB1006 deregulates the cosmetology industry in Indiana by repealing the law governing cosmetologists and barbers, including professional licensing boards and all licenses. Removing the Board and licenses for cosmetologists in the state of Indiana will have a detrimental health and safety as well as fiscal…

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IRS Releases New Tax Gap Estimates; Compliance Rates Remain Statistically Unchanged From Previous Study

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service released a new set of tax gap estimates for tax year 2006.  The tax gap is defined as the amount of tax liability faced by taxpayers that is not paid on time. The new tax gap…

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Shauky Gulamani Named President of FHI Heat

Los Angeles, CA – AG Product Group, LLC sought out the 33 years’ experience of veteran hair guru Shauky Gulamani as the new President of FHI HEAT to head up the company’s future growth. This appointment compliments FHI Heat’s long standing reputation for providing salon…

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PBA Has Joined “Rock the Vote” and We Want You!

Everyday life involves decisions. Every decision is influenced by family, friends, the workplace, and probably, most importantly, by pop culture. How important is your decision? When do you speak your mind? If you consider yourself a free-thinking, decision-making person that matters – then you should…

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‘Holidays” Anyone?… In the Head of a Performer with John Simpson

It is a true pleasure to share my three main intrigues that keep me inspired every single day! The love of Fashion, Finish and of course The Fabulous! Let’s take a trip in the “Now” of these three big F’s and find out the what,…

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Toni&Guy Releases Latest Collection – Freedom

TONI&GUY release their anticipated collection Freedom. This collection is the result of the latest collaboration from Zak Mascolo and the TONI&GUY Artistic Team. With a keen focus on the bold and bright this collection highlights a woman’s right to fashion and individual style. Three models…

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Open House at Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in Philladelphia, PA

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute will be holding a Winter Open House on January 17, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. at the Bainbridge location, 315A Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19147. At the open house, prospective students will have a chance to speak to current students first-hand, answering…

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PBA Releases Updated Keratin FAQ’s

  The use of professional-use Keratin hair straightening products has become increasingly popular over the years, but there are still varying concerns regarding the ingredients contained in these products and questions around potential safety issues. As the largest organization of beauty industry professionals, the Professional Beauty Association…

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US Department of Labor continues to cite beauty salons and manufacturers for formaldehyde exposure from hair smoothing products

OSHA urges salon owners to implement protective measures WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is continuing its efforts to protect workers from the dangers of formaldehyde exposure. In November, OSHA issued citations and fines to two salons for failing…

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