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Louisiana gives DXC Technology major incentive deal for 2,000-job New Orleans expansion

Source: theadvocate.com - Nov 14, 2017

One of the world's biggest technology companies will open a New Orleans office early next year that will eventually employ 2,000 people, officials said Monday, calling it the single largest jobs... Read more >

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5 Surprising Ways Filing Your Taxes Will Change After Baby

Source: fitpregnancy.com - Nov 14, 2017

Congrats, you had a baby! That's the upside. The downside? Your taxes could get a little more complicated, but they don't have to if you know what to expect. We hear ya, Mama: In between feedings,... Read more >

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It's Officially Time to Start Thinking About Year-End Tax Planning

Source: thestreet.com - Nov 14, 2017

Bob Powell and Jon Gassman, Founder of The Gassman Financial Group sat down to talk year-end tax planning because, yes, it is that time of year. And with the S&P 500 up over 9% YTD and the current... Read more >

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For Tax Year 2016, E-File Closes on Nov. 18; After That, Disaster Victims, Others Need to File on Paper

Source: irs.gov - Nov 13, 2017

IR-2017-183, Oct. 31, 2017 WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people, including those in disaster areas, who want to file a 2016 tax return electronically to do so by... Read more >

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'An extraordinary chilling effect': Developers warn against cuts to federal tax credits

Source: theadvocate.com - Nov 13, 2017

A generous federal tax credit that developers say has had a catalytic effect on the commercial redevelopment of historic buildings, particularly in downtown New Orleans, could be on the chopping... Read more >

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FERC quorum raises likelihood of pipeline approvals tied to LNG facilities

Source: theadvocate.com - Nov 13, 2017

After waiting several months for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to gain a quorum, a handful of Louisiana pipeline projects, including three related to proposed natural gas export... Read more >

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More than 400 millionaires tell Congress: Don’t cut our taxes

Source: washingtonpost.com - Nov 13, 2017

More than 400 American millionaires and billionaires are sending a letter to Congress this week urging Republican lawmakers not to cut their taxes. The wealthy Americans — including doctors,... Read more >

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Millions in Disputed Louisiana Taxes Now Freed for Spending

Source: usnews.com - Nov 10, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Millions in taxes paid under protest are available for state spending after Louisiana's chemical industry lost its lawsuit challenging a 2015 sales tax change. The state... Read more >

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Last call: The clock is ticking on these tax breaks

Source: cnbc.com - Nov 10, 2017

If you're looking for a last-minute tax break on that shiny new Tesla or on your sky-high state income taxes, you may be running out of time. House Republicans' $1.7 trillion proposed tax overhaul... Read more >

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Nine differences between the House and Senate tax plans — and how they would affect you

Source: usatoday.com - Nov 10, 2017

About an hour before the House Ways and Means Committee approved a sweeping tax overhaul Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee unveiled its own plan. Here are some of the differences between the... Read more >

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Freebies and discounts for Veterans Day 2017!

Source: usveteransmagazine.com - Nov 10, 2017

Many restaurants and retailers say “thank you” to veterans by offering them free meals and other deals each year on or around November 11. As a veteran or active servicemember, you can enjoy... Read more >

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Here's what's in the Senate Republican tax plan

Source: cnbc.com - Nov 9, 2017

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a plan which would chop the corporate tax rate and make broad tweaks to the individual tax system. It contains key differences from a bill working its way... Read more >

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We finally got an answer on one of the House GOP tax plan's biggest questions

Source: businessinsider.com - Nov 9, 2017

House Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady clarified the House Republican tax bill's position on pass-through entities and the state and local tax deduction in a letter to Democratic Rep. Earl... Read more >

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American Ethane Co. in New Orleans signing $26 billion China export deal

Source: theadvocate.com - Nov 9, 2017

American Ethane Co., an international exporter of liquid ethane, is expected to enter into a $26 billion contract with the Nanshan Group in China at a signing ceremony in Beijing on Thursday to be... Read more >

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Here's who is hiring in the New Orleans area for holiday jobs

Source: nola.com - Nov 9, 2017

‘Tis the season for part-time retail work for those interested in earning some extra spending money ahead of the holidays. Some stores, including Costco and Best Buy, have already finished their... Read more >

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