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What shortfall? Louisiana legislative agencies seek increase

Source: katc.com - Mar 30, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Staring down a budget shortfall that hits in July, Louisiana's legislative leaders aren't recommending cuts to their agencies but rather a nearly $12 million increase to... Read more >

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La. lawmaker pushes to remove licensing requirement for florists

Source: wafb.com - Mar 30, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana is currently the only state in the country to require florists have a license. A new push at the state capitol aims to change that. Rep. Julie Emerson,... Read more >

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Louisiana seeing big upswing in movie, TV filming due to key changes in tax credit program

Source: theadvocate.com - Mar 30, 2018

Recent changes to the state’s entertainment tax credit program have led to a resurgence in movie and TV filming in Louisiana, with 17 productions going on across the state during March, more than... Read more >

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Filing your return may not mean the end of tax issues

Source: cnbc.com - Mar 22, 2018

Just because you file your taxes for a refund and the IRS accepts your return doesn't mean you are free and clear. Each year, the IRS mails notices to millions of taxpayers challenging their... Read more >

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Frequently Asked Questions (SSA Tax-Related)

Source: faq.ssa.gov - Mar 22, 2018

Must I pay taxes on Social Security benefits? How can I get a copy of my wage and tax statements (Form W-2)? How can I have income taxes withheld from my Social Security benefits? What... Read more >

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The New Tax Bill Could Unintentionally Force Sports Teams To Pay Taxes On Trades

Source: deadspin.com - Mar 21, 2018

A single word in the sweeping tax bill that House Republicans passed in December could lead to a host of unintended consequences for American pro sports teams when making trades, according to a... Read more >

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Louisiana Senate committee advances bill to slow property tax hikes in areas of exploding home prices

Source: watchdog.org - Mar 21, 2018

If you’ve owned and lived in your home for years, or even decades, imagine how debilitating it would be if one day you learned that your property tax assessment was suddenly going up to the point... Read more >

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Louisiana families of private school students could get a tax break

Source: dailycomet.com - Mar 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE -- A little-noticed provision in the federal tax cut bill would provide a tax break for families of private school students, and Louisiana lawmakers are moving to take advantage of the... Read more >

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LA taxpayers urged to check refund status online

Source: ksla.com - Mar 19, 2018

LOUISIANA (KSLA) - Louisiana taxpayers are being reminded that they check the status of their state income tax refunds online with the “Where’s My Refund?” app on the Louisiana Department of... Read more >

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The looming budget crisis in Louisiana could leave us with fewer doctors

Source: nola.com - Mar 19, 2018

Shivani Jani, 23, and Simone Fertel, 27 hugged each other, laughing and crying simultaneously, surrounded by dozens of their peers from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and their families on... Read more >

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7 Easy Tax-Saving Tips For Small Business Owner

Source: forbes.com - Mar 19, 2018

very penny counts when you are running a small business. Minimizing taxes may be the difference between a profitable business and one that is just scraping by. You all are probably thinking, “I... Read more >

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Saver’s Tax Credit Qualifications for 2017 and 2018

Source: 20somethingfinance.com - Mar 13, 2018

What is the Saver’s Credit? The Saver’s Credit (aka the ‘retirement savings contribution credit‘) is a lesser known, highly advantageous tax credit that the IRS offers to incentivize low... Read more >

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How to Keep Your Taxes Down in Retirement

Source: kiplinger.com - Mar 13, 2018

While we all must pay our fair share of taxes, being tax efficient simply means not making simple mistakes that can cause you to pay an unnecessary amount. Tax planning is important no matter what... Read more >

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IRS: 1 million people missing out on a tax refund

Source: ktvb.com - Mar 13, 2018

Are you among them? The median unclaimed refund is worth $847. An estimated 1 million taxpayers are leaving $1 billion worth of tax refunds on the table - and they only have a few weeks left to... Read more >

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Credit rating agency raises concern about Louisiana gridlock

Source: sfgate.com - Mar 8, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers' failure in the special session to help close a budget gap only four months away raised alarms Wednesday with a national credit rating agency. S&P... Read more >

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