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Avis Purchase of Zipcar for $500 Million
Gil Cygler
All Car Rent A Car and Carpingo CarShare
"We at All Car and Carpingo hope the acquisition of Zipcar by Avis will be a
benefit for consumers and allow consumers to choose from New York's local
car-share providers. This has not been possible with Zipcar's monopoly of
parking spaces in New York City. Just as consumers have choice at an airport
car rental concession, they should have the ability to choose from among the
car-share companies operating in New York City, which include Carpingo, Hertz
and Enterprise. The consumer loses when Zipcar is the only car-share company
found in 99 percent of New York City parking garages."
Cygler serves on the board of the American Car Rental Association and was
named 2012 Executive of the Year. He heads the largest independent car rental
company in New York City, All Car Rent A Car, established over 30 years ago.
In August 2012, he founded Carpingo, New York City's first hometown car-share
company. Cygler can speak to the impact of the Avis acquisition of Zipcar on:
the car rental industry as a whole, the growing car-share industry, the
general business economy, and the transportation industry in the greater New
York region.
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Watch Out for Bad Tax Advice
Lawrence Brown
Tax Litigator
Brown PC in Fort Worth
"As consumers begin preparing for their end-of-year tax deductions and 2012
filings, the IRS is preparing a new round of audits and undercover visits to
potentially shady tax preparers. The government is actively looking for tax
advisors who cross the line by claiming false deductions or understating
income for their clients. There are more federal requirements and more
leverage than ever to identify and prosecute preparers, but consumers also can
face financial penalties and payments for authorizing a fraudulent return. One
step to help avoid problems is to make sure the person who prepares and signs
your return has an IRS identification number, which is now mandatory. And if
your tax advisor is suggesting a deduction that seems fishy to you, take your
business elsewhere."
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