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Louisiana Senate votes for easier refunds of unconstitutional taxes

Source: bossierpress.com - Jun 26, 2019

The state Senate gave final approval to a bill that would make it easier for taxpayers to get refunds of taxes collected based on an unconstitutional or misapplied law. The bill now goes to Gov.... Read more >

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KSLA INVESTIGATES: OMV gets own policy wrong, denies free taxpayer service

Source: wafb.com - Jun 26, 2019

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Having to make a stop at the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) can be a frustrating hassle for many drivers across Louisiana. However, for Jeffrey Giffin, his gripe has... Read more >

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Advanced Preparation for Hurricane Season Can Ease Recovery

Source: govtech.com - Jun 26, 2019

(TNS) — An uptick in the frequency of severe weather is a sure sign that summer is near. And for the Southeast, that means hurricane season is quickly approaching. Last year, two major... Read more >

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4 essential tax tips for new parents

Source: bizjournals.com - Jun 25, 2019

As a new parent, sleepless nights aren’t the only thing that can be overwhelming. Taxes are probably last on your list of worries. However, parents are offered valuable tax breaks by the IRS that... Read more >

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These three senators want to make adoption more affordable for families

Source: liveaction.org - Jun 25, 2019

Three United States senators have introduced a bipartisan bill to help make adopting affordable for families nationwide. U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Bob Casey (D-PA), and James Inhofe (R-OK)... Read more >

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4 Things You Should Know Now to Save on Taxes Later

Source: kiplinger.com - Jun 25, 2019

With 2018 taxes hopefully behind you, probably the last thing you want to think about is what taxes may look like in 2019 and beyond. I get that. But you should be thinking about it. Right now,... Read more >

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Taxpayer Advocate Olson: 'My role is not to be a shill for the IRS'

Source: taxprotoday.com - Jun 24, 2019

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson delivered what is likely to be her final public speech Friday before retiring at the end of July from nearly 19 years of running the Taxpayer Advocate Service... Read more >

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Police searching for 5 accused of writing, cashing fake payroll checks

Source: wafb.com - Jun 24, 2019

GONZALES, La. (WAFB) - Police are asking for the public’s help locating five people wanted for bank fraud. The Gonzales Police Department says the charges stem from counterfeit payroll checks... Read more >

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If student loans were canceled? Great, but you may still owe taxes on that debt.

Source: inquirer.com - Jun 24, 2019

Good news: If you have private student loans from the now-defunct ITT Technical schools, your loans have been canceled. Bad news: You may owe taxes, as the IRS views the loans as income. click... Read more >

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes law to allow same-sex couples to get tax refunds owed to them

Source: cnbc.com - Jun 21, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reintroduced a bill that would allow married same-sex couples to file joint amended federal tax returns and collect refunds for as long as they have been married.... Read more >

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Raising Cane's CEO named most respected top executive in Louisiana, No. 28 in U.S.

Source: theadvocate.com - Jun 21, 2019

Todd Graves, CEO of Raising Cane's, was No. 28 out of the top 100 most respected top executives when reviewed by employees on the online ranking website Glassdoor.com which accepts anonymous... Read more >

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Taxes won’t get much simpler with new W-4 form in 2020

Source: nydailynews.com - Jun 21, 2019

Nothing is certain in life, they say, except death and taxes — oh, and perplexing tax forms. The Internal Revenue Service is doing a refurb on the W-4, the pesky tax withholding form that tells... Read more >

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A New Orleans-area firm’s ‘radiation shield’ could save astronaut lives

Source: nola.com - Jun 20, 2019

A New Orleans-area company has spent years developing a new, high-tech coating to protect astronauts and equipment from harmful radiation in space. Now, the technology is headed to the... Read more >

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Can countries lower taxes and raise revenues?

Source: economist.com - Jun 20, 2019

RARELY has a dinner-table scribbling created such a legacy. In 1974 Arthur Laffer, an economist, sketched a simple diagram on the back of a napkin to illustrate a truism of tax policy. Set... Read more >

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When Is Your State's Tax Free Weekend in 2019?

Source: dealnews.com - Jun 19, 2019

Several states are having tax holidays this summer. See if yours made the cut! Every year, multiple states host tax free weekends that coincide with the back-to-school season. These tax holidays... Read more >

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