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The Internet Sales Tax Rush: Harry Reid and Wal-Mart hope nobody will notice their online revenue raid.

Source: online.wsj.com - Apr 23, 2013

Every time Congress has taken a serious look at proposals to boost Internet sales taxes, it has rejected them. That's probably why pro-tax Senators are trying to rush through an online tax hike... Read more >

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IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Footprints

Source: news.yahoo.com - Apr 9, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year--it's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' digital activities, from eBay auctions to... Read more >

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Bobby Jindal scraps tax plan, goes off script to talk family in opening speech to La. Legislature

Source: nola.com - Apr 9, 2013

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal opened the 2013 legislative session Monday with the surprising news that he was shelving his controversial tax swap plan and asking lawmakers to work with him to... Read more >

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Scalise releases conservative caucus budget with big spending cuts, repeal of January's tax hikes

Source: nola.com - Mar 18, 2013

y Bruce Alpert, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune on March 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM, updated March 18, 2013 at 3:38 PM WASHINGTON - Less than a week after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Ky.,... Read more >

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Working from home saves me thousands

Source: money.cnn.com - Mar 18, 2013

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) One telecommuter saw his gas bill shoot up $300 a month. Another quit because she would have been forced to shell out thousands of dollars a year for child care. Americans who... Read more >

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Bill Maher complains that his taxes are too high

Source: humanevents.com - Mar 18, 2013

By: John Hayward 3/18/2013 10:12 AM First we had top Democrat consultant Donna Brazile scratching her head and wondering why her health insurance premiums were going up. Now we have painfully... Read more >

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Number of Tax-Delinquent Government Workers Up 11.5%

Source: bloomberg.com - Mar 9, 2013

By Richard Rubin - Mar 8, 2013 2:03 PM CT The number of tax-delinquent federal workers and retirees increased by 11.5 percent in 2011, according to Internal Revenue Service data. The... Read more >

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State promotes Citizens rebates

Source: theadvocate.com - Feb 26, 2013

By Ted Griggs Advocate business writer February 25, 2013 Louisiana taxpayers are leaving tens of millions of property insurance rebates unclaimed each year, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon... Read more >

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President declare disaster for 11 Louisiana parishes

Source: theadvocate.com - Feb 22, 2013

Advocate washington bureau February 22, 2013 WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday made disaster declarations for 11 Louisiana parishes because of the slate of severe storms and... Read more >

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Where's My Refund?

Source: esweb.revenue.louisiana.gov - Feb 18, 2013

Under LDR’s new fraud prevention system, all state income tax returns are subject to verification with state-of-the-art identity authentication software. The first tax returns will be processed... Read more >

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IRS Intensifies Crackdown Against Refund Fraud

Source: tax-news.com - Feb 8, 2013

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 08 February 2013 Continuing its enforcement push against tax refund fraud and identity theft, the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has... Read more >

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Restored Payroll Tax Pinches Those Who Earn the Least

Source: nytimes.com - Feb 8, 2013

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Published: February 7, 2013 Jack Andrews and his wife no longer enjoy what they call date night, their once-a-month outing to the movies and a steak dinner at Logan’s... Read more >

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How to Choose a Tax Preparer

Source: latimes.com - Jan 30, 2013

By STEPHEN D. FROIKIN Special to The Chicago Tribune OK. So you've decided to skip the sharp pencil routine this year and let someone else prepare your taxes. Who should it be? Aunt Millie? A CPA?... Read more >

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IRS Provides Updated Withholding Guidance for 2013

Source: irs.gov - Jan 28, 2013

IR-2013-1, Jan. 3, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released updated income-tax withholding tables for 2013 reflecting this week’s changes by Congress. The updated tables,... Read more >

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Here's What's in the Fiscal-Cliff Deal

Source: nationaljournal.com - Jan 2, 2013

Congress on New Year's Day approved legislation to address the year-end tax hikes and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. The measure passed the House late on Tuesday after the Senate approved... Read more >

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