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IRS offers guidance on 5-year tax deferral for stock options

Source: accountingtoday.com - Dec 10, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service provided initial guidance Friday on a provision of last December’s tax overhaul enabling qualified employees of private corporations to defer paying income taxes for... Read more >

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5 Retiree Tax Tips for 2018

Source: money.usnews.com - Dec 10, 2018

Retirees and near-retirees need to find every tax deduction they can take. There are several ways to reduce your tax bill, but you often need to take action before the end of December. The Tax Cuts... Read more >

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Ochsner to raise its minimum wage to $12 in January, affecting 1,200 employees

Source: theadvocate.com - Dec 10, 2018

Ochsner Health System, the state's biggest nonprofit health care company, said Thursday that it will raise its minimum wage to $12 per hour, an almost $4 increase that will affect more than 1,200... Read more >

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Report: Louisiana's complex property tax structure hinders job growth

Source: watchdog.org - Dec 7, 2018

Despite having a relatively lower average property tax rate than many U.S. states, Louisiana ranked poorly on a national tax climate study that concluded its property tax system is a drag on... Read more >

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Security Summit warns employers: Be alert to identity theft and W-2 scams

Source: irs.gov - Dec 7, 2018

IR-2018-243, December 6, 2018 WASHINGTON – As the 2019 tax season approaches, the IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard... Read more >

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How Much In Taxes Will I Owe When Selling My Home?

Source: forbes.com - Dec 7, 2018

The rules for taxation of a home sale are pretty clear cut, yet we continue to see much confusion around this topic. Perhaps this is because so few people actually end up owing taxes when they sell... Read more >

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Port of Gulfport restoration and expansion project complete

Source: wxxv25.com - Dec 4, 2018

Hurricane Katrina nearly wiped out the Port of Gulfport. Thirteen years later, they will be cutting the ribbon Saturday to celebrate the completion of their $570 million expansion and restoration... Read more >

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A Very Smart Way To Get A Charity Tax Break

Source: forbes.com - Dec 4, 2018

With year-end in sight, many people look at reordering their finances. Charitable giving is a great way to do some good in this world and get a tax break, provided you itemize. Grant Webster, a... Read more >

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France suspends fuel tax after weeks of unrest

Source: washingtonpost.com - Dec 4, 2018

PARIS — French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the French government will temporarily suspend a carbon tax plan that triggered weeks of often violent protests nationwide.... Read more >

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10 year-end tax-planning tips after tax reform

Source: taxprotoday.com - Dec 3, 2018

Last December’s tax-reform bill upends conventional tax-planning strategies and dramatically changes the landscape for this year’s tax filings. Here are 10 of the most important 2018 year-end... Read more >

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How to make the most of the child tax credit this year

Source: neworleanscitybusiness.com - Dec 3, 2018

The wallet-emptying experience of raising kids understandably fuels a lot of interest in the child tax credit, but thanks to some big changes recently, the fascination could reach Tickle Me... Read more >

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Anti-gas tax hike ads planned for Louisiana’s gas stations

Source: neworleanscitybusiness.com - Dec 3, 2018

A conservative group that helped squelch a 2017 proposal to raise Louisiana’s gasoline tax is launching an early ad campaign aimed at derailing any similar tax proposal next year. Americans for... Read more >

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How to Save Money: 100 Great Tips to Get You Started

Source: thesimpledollar.com - Nov 30, 2018

No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it’s possible for anyone to turn their financial life around. Sometimes all it takes is that first step in the right... Read more >

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Jefferson Parish short-term rental hosts get warning letters: Time is almost up

Source: theadvocate.com - Nov 30, 2018

Jefferson Parish has begun notifying residents who rent their homes to visitors through sites such as Airbnb that they must cease doing so before new short-term rental regulations take effect early... Read more >

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19 Tax Moves to Make Before 2019 Begins

Source: fool.com - Nov 30, 2018

Tax season is right around the corner 2018 is drawing to a close, and it's almost time for another tax season to get started. If you're like most people, you probably haven't thought about taxes... Read more >

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