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Read every new Louisiana law -- if you dare

Source: nola.com - Jun 13, 2017

The Louisiana Legislature recorded one big success and one big failure during its 2017 regular session. In between the House and Senate approved, and Gov. John Bel Edwards signed, dozens of smaller... Read more >

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What Happens When Your Small Business Is Hacked

Source: entrepreneur.com - Jun 13, 2017

News headlines continue to call our attention to the latest cyber attacks -- something that provides IT and security professionals with the daunting task of remaining steadfast on the unpredictable... Read more >

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6 Smart Tax Moves To Protect Your Small Business

Source: forbes.com - Jun 13, 2017

Interested in using an S corp to cut your payroll taxes? Here are some smart moves to protect yourself from the IRS: Make sure all payments are made to your corporation, not to you personally,... Read more >

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Shrink Your Small Biz Salary And Your Tax Bill

Source: forbes.com - Jun 13, 2017

It's natural to measure success by the size of your paycheck. If you own a business or are self-employed, get over it. You might be able to save tens of thousands of dollars in taxes by cutting... Read more >

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Your mobile phone tax will go up in Louisiana, if governor agrees

Source: nola.com - Jun 12, 2017

BATON ROUGE -- A new 4 1/4-cent monthly tax will be added to Louisiana mobile telephone bills if Gov. John Bel Edwards signs a bill that the Legislature has approved. The revenue would pay for... Read more >

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Trump budget would devastate Southern communities

Source: louisianaweekly.com - Jun 12, 2017

(Special from Facing South) — Last month, the Trump administration released its comprehensive budget proposal, optimistically titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” The budget was... Read more >

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First NBC lawsuits offer peek into failed bank's appetite for risk

Source: theadvocate.com - Jun 12, 2017

Richard O'Dom had no experience in the industry when he sought an $8 million personal loan to buy a Georgia auto insurance company in 2007, court records show. O'Dom nonetheless found a willing... Read more >

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LA governor on legislative session: 'We just witnessed an epic failure in leadership'

Source: ksla.com - Jun 9, 2017

"We just witnessed an epic failure in leadership," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said. Additional Links A look at what passed, failed in Louisiana lawmaking session Budget deal undone as... Read more >

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Why the majority of small-business owners love Trump's tax plan

Source: cnbc.com - Jun 9, 2017

Taxes are the No. 1 concern of small-business owners, according to the first CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, released on Friday. A quarter of small-business owners said that taxes are the... Read more >

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6 Homeowner Tax Breaks to Prep Now to Save Money in 2018

Source: realtor.com - Jun 9, 2017

We know, we know. You raced to the post office just in time to meet the deadline to send your tax forms to the IRS, bemoaning those receipts you just couldn't find anywhere and cursing your... Read more >

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St. Helena Parish officials warn of fraud scam involving caller claiming to be with IRS

Source: wafb.com - Jun 7, 2017

ST. HELENA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam involving a caller claiming to be an investigator with the IRS. Officials with the... Read more >

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$29 billion budget hangs in balance as Legislature nears end

Source: nola.com - Jun 7, 2017

Negotiations over Louisiana's $29 billion state budget were underway Tuesday (June 6) after the House voted 62-42 to reject the Senate's version of the spending plan on Monday night. The... Read more >

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Get a jump on college application season with these tips

Source: kbtx.com - Jun 6, 2017

School just let out for summer, but it might be time to hit the books again! If your teen is about to enter their final year in high school, we've got some tips on how they can get a head start on... Read more >

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7 tax tips for new college grads

Source: latimes.com - Jun 6, 2017

Graduating from college brings huge life changes — many of which have big effects at tax time. Here are a few ways you can save a little money — or even snag a refund — come filing time. 1.... Read more >

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Together Louisiana, state’s assessors team up to defeat major corporate tax-giveaway scheme

Source: weeklycitizen.com - Jun 5, 2017

At a Senate committee hearing last week, Together Louisiana and the state’s assessors teamed up to deal an unlikely defeat to a proposed constitutional amendment backed by one of the most... Read more >

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