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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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Audit rates of millionaires nearly double

Source: money.cnn.com - Mar 25, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The more money you have, the more the IRS wants you. Millionaires were nearly twice as likely to receive a tax audit last year as they were the previous year, according to... Read more >

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The U.S. Is Number One. On April 1, Japan cedes the highest corporate tax rate to America.

Source: online.wsj.com - Mar 20, 2012

April 1 is a date that every politician and business executive in America should circle on the calendar. That's when Japan cuts its corporate tax rate to 36.8% from 39.5%. The United States will... Read more >

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Can't Find A Product Or Service? Start A Company

Source: huffingtonpost.com - Mar 20, 2012

Not all innovation comes from the lab. One of Forbes's newest standout billionaires is Sara Blakely, founder of undergarment sensation Spanx. As Blakely explained in a recent Marketplace interview,... Read more >

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TaxMasters files for bankruptcy

Source: money.cnn.com - Mar 20, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- TaxMasters, the Houston-based firm that advertises it can help consumers facing problems with taxes, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday. The firm, which had a prominent... Read more >

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The Big Easy's Business Leap Forward New Orleans has been reborn as a tech town. Really.

Source: online.wsj.com - Mar 20, 2012

By DOUGLAS MCCOLLAM It's been 10 years, but Tim Williamson's face still registers incredulity as he recalls the conversation. He and several other young New Orleans businessmen had dreamed up... Read more >

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Lawmakers, in rare show of unity, pass small business bill

Source: reuters.com - Mar 15, 2012

In a rare display of election-year bipartisanship, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to make it easier for small businesses, the engine of the economy, to raise capital... Read more >

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Retailers: U.S. Department of State Issuing New Diplomatic Tax Exemption Cards

Source: dor.wa.gov - Mar 15, 2012

Larry's note: This one's from last year, but thought our retail clients might be interested. Also, follow this link to see what the new cards look like:... Read more >

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IRS Offers New Penalty Relief and Expanded Installment Agreements to Taxpayers under Expanded Fresh Start Initiative

Source: irs.gov - Mar 12, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a major expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative to help struggling taxpayers by taking steps to provide new penalty relief to the... Read more >

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