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Prepare for Hurricanes, Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records

Source: irs.gov - Aug 27, 2012

IR-2012-60, June 11, 2012 WASHINGTON — With the early start of this year’s hurricane season, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard themselves against... Read more >

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Orleans property tax appeals due Monday

Source: nola.com - Aug 20, 2012

Taxpayers who want to appeal their 2013 real estate assessments must do so by 4:30 p.m. on Monday by filing information with Assessor Erroll Williams at his east bank or west bank office. Appeal... Read more >

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Film tax credits cost state too much, report says

Source: nola.com - Aug 9, 2012

By Jeff Adelson, The Times-Picayune Baton Rouge -- The state's film tax credits cost the state about $60,000 for each direct job they create, according to a report from a think tank that blasts... Read more >

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Small Businesses That Made the Mars Mission Possible

Source: inc.com - Aug 7, 2012

Talk about an untapped market. These businesses are making their mark 154 million miles from Earth. When NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars Monday, it made history as the largest... Read more >

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Win a medal, pay the price

Source: msn.foxsports.com - Aug 3, 2012

Go for the gold — but should you succeed, be prepared to dole out some gold of your own. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards prize money to American medal winners: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for... Read more >

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Vacant jobs looking for qualified workers in Louisiana

Source: wwl.com - Aug 3, 2012

Shana Rose Reporting Even with unemployment over 8% nationally, there are still a lot of jobs that employers are having trouble filling both nationally and in Louisiana. Manpower Group recently... Read more >

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US Congress Discusses Online Sales Taxes

Source: tax-news.com - Jul 31, 2012

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 27 July 2012 The United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary has held a hearing to consider proposed legislation which would enable... Read more >

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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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