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March 15 Is Tax Deadline For S-Corp And Partnership Extensions And Elections

Source: forbes.com - Mar 8, 2018

March 15, 2018, is the deadline for filing 2017 S-Corp and partnership tax returns, or extensions, 2018 S-Corp elections, and 2018 Section 475 elections. Don’t miss any of these tax filings or... Read more >

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Report: Women are meaner to each other than men are at work

Source: kplctv.com - Mar 7, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Studies show that women are crueler to each other at work than they are to their male colleagues. A recent University of Arizona survey asked about 1400 men and women... Read more >

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Louisiana's cellphone tax for deaf services will increase

Source: nola.com - Mar 7, 2018

The Louisiana Legislature has voted to raise taxes on cellphone users by a half-cent per month to provide more money for deaf services. The Senate approved the legislation unanimously Monday (March... Read more >

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No deal: Louisiana tax session ends early, without agreement

Source: neworleanscitybusiness.com - Mar 7, 2018

Louisiana lawmakers gave up on a tax deal Monday and closed their special session early, with the House unable to break a partisan impasse over a budget gap just months away. Attention now shifts... Read more >

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Shakira Pays Nearly $25 Million in Back Taxes to Spanish Government: Report

Source: people.com - Feb 28, 2018

Shakira has reportedly paid a major bill for back taxes owed to the Spanish government. According to numerous reports in local media, the international superstar has paid more than 20 million... Read more >

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Do you pay estimated taxes? Here's what you need to know under the new tax law

Source: money.cnn.com - Feb 28, 2018

How much should I pay? That's the question facing people who must pay quarterly estimated taxes and have to send their first check to the IRS by April 17. The question is especially tricky this... Read more >

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After 11th-hour tax reforms, advisors worked to calm clients

Source: cnbc.com - Feb 21, 2018

The $1.5 trillion tax bill, signed into law with only eight days left in 2017, sent many taxpayers into a panic to optimize their 2018 tax liabilities as quickly as possible. Financial advisors had... Read more >

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Here's what can happen if you don't pay taxes on bitcoin

Source: cnbc.com - Feb 21, 2018

In 2017, bitcoin went from trading at below $1,000 early in the year to a peak of over $19,000 in December, while other virtual currencies also enjoyed gains. For anyone who ignored the common... Read more >

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2017 Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions

Source: irs.gov - Feb 21, 2018

How quickly will I get my refund? We issue most refunds in less than 21 calendar days. I’m counting on my refund for something important. Can I expect to receive it in 21 days? Many different... Read more >

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What the difference between a pension and a 401K?

Source: shreveporttimes.com - Feb 9, 2018

Question: What is the difference between a pension and a 401K plan? I know they both have to do with retirement, but are they the same thing? Answer: They are not. In some ways, retirement... Read more >

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Eat NOLA Noir: Black-owned restaurants invite everyone to the table

Source: nola.com - Feb 9, 2018

Eat NOLA Noir, a 12-day celebration of black-owned restaurants and their contributions to New Orleans culinary scene, kicks off Monday (Feb. 12). New Orleans is just the latest in a string of... Read more >

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These taxpayers may end up owing the IRS more in 2019

Source: cnbc.com - Feb 9, 2018

Enjoy that bump in pay thanks to the new tax law, because some earners may find themselves on the hook for more taxes in 2019. In January, the Treasury Department released its income tax... Read more >

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Senator Kennedy to govt: Stop paying dead people.

Source: brproud.com - Feb 7, 2018

U.S. Senator John Kennedy wants the federal government to stop paying dead people. Those are his exact words when he describes a bill he recently co-authored with other lawmakers. He calls it a... Read more >

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These are the most important tax forms and documents you need for filing

Source: usatoday.com - Feb 7, 2018

Whether you hire a professional or do it yourself, you need certain information and documentation to file your tax return. Here’s a list of items taxpayers commonly need to complete the job.... Read more >

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The GOP tax bill lets you take this break even on 2017 taxes

Source: cnbc.com - Feb 7, 2018

If your total out-of-pocket medical expenses in 2017 exceeded 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income, the amount you paid above that threshold could be deductible. You must itemize your... Read more >

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