The Safety in Tax Deductions for Safety
July 2005 by Mark E. BattersbyThe not-so-silent partner of every small or large mining operation and business, Uncle Sam, has quite a bit to say about how safe the operation should be and how it should operate safely. Although the government rarely funds the rules and regulations that businesses are required to comply with, some relief can often be found in our tax laws.
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Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
Earlier this year when gold topped $1,000 an ounce, Gibbons, a former mining geologist and lawyer, vowed to veto any bill that called for increasing mining taxes in 2009.
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