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Some lose homes over a pittance in back taxes, report says

Source: nola.com - Jul 10, 2012

The elderly and other vulnerable homeowners are losing their homes because they owe as little as a few hundred dollars in back taxes, according to a report from a consumer group. Outdated state... Read more >

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What 'Obamacare' means for taxes The sweeping health care law, upheld Thursday by the Supreme Court, includes changes for next year.

Source: money.msn.com - Jul 2, 2012

By MSN Money partner Fri 12:09 PM This post comes from Bill Bischoff at partner site SmartMoney. President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, which was deemed constitutional Thursday by the... Read more >

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What Farmers Need to Know About Audits

Source: smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com - Jul 2, 2012

By Bonnie Lee Published June 29, 2012 FOXBusiness Audit techniques vary for different businesses, so small business owners need to be armed with how an agent might approach their inspection. The... Read more >

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Ten Reasons to Hire a Veteran

Source: smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com - Jun 13, 2012

Hiring military veterans is good for business, according to a new study. Conducted by the Washington think tank Center for a New American Security, the study uncovers why companies hire veterans... Read more >

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How to Finance Your Startup Without Loans

Source: smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com - Jun 13, 2012

What are some ideas for financing your new startup -- without bank loans? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization... Read more >

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UNO students can get help launching their businesses

Source: nola.com - Jun 13, 2012

Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:13 PM Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:50 PM John Pope, The Times-Picayune University of New Orleans students who want to start their own businesses can... Read more >

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For Small Business Week, IRS Spotlights Expanded Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans, Credit for Providing Health Care Coverage to Employees and Tax Relief

Source: irs.gov - Jun 1, 2012

Updated 5/30/2012. IR-2012-56, May 23, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is marking Small Business Week, May 20 to 26, by encouraging small business owners to check out two key tax... Read more >

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Jefferson Parish businesses: check your hurricane re-entry placards

Source: nola.com - May 23, 2012

By Richard Rainey, The Times-Picayune It's that time of year again. The first named tropical storm is in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast residents are exercising their diaphragms for the collective... Read more >

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Ferrari Crackdown: Italy Declaring War on Tax Cheats

Source: abcnews.go.com - May 23, 2012

By NICK SCHIFRIN (@nickschifrin) and PHOEBE NATANSON May 22, 2012 The Ferrari races through a small Italian town, accelerating around cobbled street corners. A police officer stops the car that... Read more >

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Report: Jeff. Parish council’s contract selection process “uniquely vulnerable to abuse”

Source: bgr.org - May 11, 2012

May 10, 2012 By Dennis Woltering WWL-TV NEW ORLEANS — The Bureau of Governmental Research is calling for significant reforms in the Jefferson Parish government contracting process, calling the... Read more >

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MAYOR LANDRIEU’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO KICK OFF FOURTH SERIES OF BUSINESS INFORMATION SESSIONS

Source: nola.gov - May 11, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA—On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development will host its fourth series of Business Information Sessions featuring helpful information,... Read more >

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Startup business conference today at NOMA

Source: nola.com - May 3, 2012

By Jaquetta White, The Times-Picayune Launch Fest 2012, a day long conference for startup enterprises, will take place at the New Orleans Museum of Art today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event... Read more >

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Last minute tax filers get curbside service at main post office

Source: fox8live.com - Apr 15, 2012

New Orleans, La. - Last minute tax filers will have the convenience of curbside service at the main post office in New Orleans. The deadline for filing tax returns is midnight on Monday, April... Read more >

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5 signs of a lousy tax preparer

Source: money.msn.com - Apr 10, 2012

You don't always get what you pay for when you hire someone to do your taxes. Here's how to avoid the likely lemons. Taxes are hard enough without having to deal with a lousy -- or worse,... Read more >

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Will BP Oil Spill Victims Pay Tax On $7.8B Settlement?

Source: forbes.com - Mar 25, 2012

The news release that BP reached a $7.8 billion settlement over its Deepwater Horizon oil spill could mean cash for many victims soon. It’s good news for BP too, although BP must still deal with... Read more >

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