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Historic building tax credit alive in US Senate, future uncertain in House

Source: neworleanscitybusiness.com - Nov 22, 2017

A federal tax credit that has helped renovate historic New Orleans buildings is still included in U.S. Senate legislation that overhauls the nation’s tax code. But a measure passed by the House... Read more >

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Louisiana AG urges shoppers to be mindful on Cyber Monday

Source: ksla.com - Nov 22, 2017

Right before shoppers sit at their computers waiting for the perfect holiday deal, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry advises shoppers to be mindful of the deals they take part in. Cyber... Read more >

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[In the UK] Nearly three million diesel car drivers hit by new 'green' taxes

Source: telegraph.co.uk - Nov 22, 2017

early three million diesel car drivers will be hit with new "green taxes" from next year under new measures to phase out the vehicles in yesterday's Budget. The new higher taxes will affect... Read more >

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Entrepreneurs: Grab these last-minute tax breaks while you still can

Source: cnbc.com - Nov 21, 2017

If you're an entrepreneur, you're running out of time to reduce your 2017 tax bill. That means it's time to whip out your receipts, review any upcoming payments and fund your retirement plans.... Read more >

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LaToya Cantrell to Become New Orleans' First Female Mayor

Source: time.com - Nov 21, 2017

(NEW ORLEANS) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic... Read more >

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Pay As You Go, So You Won’t Owe: A Guide to Withholding, Estimated Taxes, and Ways to Avoid the Estimated Tax Penalty

Source: irs.gov - Nov 21, 2017

The IRS has seen an increasing number of taxpayers subject to estimated tax penalties, which apply when someone underpays their taxes. The number of people who paid this penalty jumped from 7.2... Read more >

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New treasurer, Medicaid contracts and offshore oil: Louisiana politics today (Nov. 20)

Source: nola.com - Nov 20, 2017

ohn Schroder is Louisiana's new treasurer Former state Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington, will be Louisiana's next state treasurer, after a lopsided victory over Democrat Derrick Edwards, an... Read more >

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'We're very optimistic': New Orleans retailers prepare for Black Friday, holiday shopping season

Source: theadvocate.com - Nov 20, 2017

National retail organizations are projecting consumers will spend 3.6 percent to 4 percent more this holiday shopping season than in 2016, and activity at Louisiana stores should be even better... Read more >

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These 6 deductions can reduce your 2017 tax bill come April

Source: cnbc.com - Nov 20, 2017

This has been a banner financial year for just about everyone — corporate earnings and stock markets are at all-time records, millions of individuals and small-business owners have experienced... Read more >

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California proposal: No kids? Then don't pay school taxes

Source: foxnews.com - Nov 16, 2017

A California man has proposed a ballot measure to exempt residents who don’t have kids in state public schools from paying the taxes to fund them. The “California Education Tax Relief Act,”... Read more >

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Amazon Sellers Brood as States Come Calling for Taxes

Source: nytimes.com - Nov 16, 2017

Amazon and the tax man are back at it again. For years, the company and state governments scuffled over Amazon’s resistance to charging state sales tax, which helped keep prices low on its... Read more >

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Flood insurance premiums to go up for many homeowners due to more frequent, powerful storms

Source: wafb.com - Nov 16, 2017

The House has passed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. The bill's... Read more >

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Airbnb touts $3 million tax collection, opponents still not buying it

Source: fox8live.com - Nov 15, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tuesday, Airbnb announced it has collected more than $3 million in tax revenue for New Orleans since the beginning of the year, but not everyone believes the additional... Read more >

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Obstacles to entrepreneurship, pay gap, reticence about self-promotion, not realizing what your brand is

Source: theadvocate.com - Nov 15, 2017

Women in Louisiana face many obstacles, the most glaring being the largest pay gaps in the country, the state's first lady, Donna Edwards, said Tuesday. "Women in Louisiana earn just 66 percent of... Read more >

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The Child Tax Credit in Four Dimensions

Source: nationalreview.com - Nov 15, 2017

Last night, Senate Republicans changed their tax bill to expand the child tax credit. That’s a very good change, in my opinion, and one that makes the overall tax reform much more worth... Read more >

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