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Here's what could change under new rules for Louisiana students earning college credit in high school

Source: theadvocate.com - Dec 11, 2017

After a timeout in August, the Louisiana Board of Regents is set Monday to consider tightening the rules on how high school students can earn college credit, without unduly curbing access to the... Read more >

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IRS Bitcoin Hunt Ramps Up, But Tax Amnesty Could Follow: Expert Blog

Source: cointelegraph.com - Dec 11, 2017

Don’t get excited or fearful just yet. The IRS has not yet announced a tax amnesty for people who failed to report their gains and income from Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. But there has... Read more >

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Most Americans Expect a Tax Refund in 2018 - And That's Not a Good Thing

Source: finance.yahoo.com - Dec 11, 2017

If there's one thing pretty much all Americans can agree on, it's that taxes are a major burden. Not only does losing a portion of our income constitute a harsh blow, but the process of filing... Read more >

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IRS Statement - Secure Access

Source: irs.gov - Dec 11, 2017

Dec. 8, 2017 IRS Statement The Internal Revenue Service today announced that taxpayers may resume creating new accounts for Get Transcript Online and certain other online tools that are protected... Read more >

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After cutting taxes, Trump looking to localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

Source: washingtonpost.com - Dec 8, 2017

Even as President Trump and Republicans in Congress seek to cut federal taxes, the White House has quietly come up with a very different plan for infrastructure: It wants to reward states and... Read more >

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Woman pleads guilty to stealing $97,815 from Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter

Source: nola.com - Dec 8, 2017

A Harvey woman admitted pocketing $97,815 in cash from customers at the West Bank Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter. Laquita Goudy, 38, pleaded guilty to felony theft Tuesday (Dec. 5) before Judge... Read more >

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National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 5: Small Businesses: Be Alert to Identity Theft

Source: irs.gov - Dec 8, 2017

IR-2017-198, Dec. 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity... Read more >

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Here are the tax plan differences the House and Senate still need to figure out

Source: cnbc.com - Dec 5, 2017

he House and Senate still have a ways to go before they put a tax bill on President Donald Trump's desk. After the Senate passed a tax plan early Saturday, the chambers are expected to vote to go... Read more >

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Gucci Falls Into Italy’s Tax Cross Hairs

Source: nytimes.com - Dec 5, 2017

Gucci, Italy’s greatest fashion success story and a brand whose renaissance has become a model the whole industry wants to emulate, is also being investigated as perhaps among its biggest tax... Read more >

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High profile sex scandals mean less booze at your office holiday party this year

Source: nola.com - Dec 5, 2017

NEW YORK -- With a series of high-profile workplace sex scandals on their minds, employers are making sure their holiday office parties don't become part of the problem. There will be less booze... Read more >

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Five social experiments buried in the Republican tax cut bill

Source: qz.com - Dec 4, 2017

Tax law may seem like it is all about the economy—or, last week, all about cutting taxes on the highest-earning Americans—but it touches on all aspects of society. As Republican lawmakers spend... Read more >

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Homeowners: Use these year-end tax moves to save ahead of tax reform

Source: cnbc.com - Dec 4, 2017

Sprint to the finish for tax reform Sprint to the finish for tax reform 9 Hours Ago | 03:00 Homeowners might want to consider prepaying certain house-related expenses this year in advance of tax... Read more >

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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: "Democrats were for tax reform before they were against it"

Source: whitehouse.gov - Nov 30, 2017

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is steadily making its way through Congress and will be a welcome relief to families, businesses, and workers, letting everyone keep more of their hard-earned money. Now,... Read more >

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Dow soars 356 points as chances of Senate tax bill passing increase with McCain support

Source: cnbc.com - Nov 30, 2017

Stocks rallied on Thursday as the possibility of the Senate passing a bill aimed at overhauling the U.S. tax code increased. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 356 points, breaking above... Read more >

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Sen. Rubio tells a secret: After giving a tax cut to the rich, GOP will cut Social Security and Medicare

Source: latimes.com - Nov 30, 2017

Advocates for seniors and the middle class have been warning for weeks that the Republican drive to cut taxes for the wealthy is the prelude to a larger attack on Social Security and Medicare. In... Read more >

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