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Polls: Don't Look Now, But the GOP Tax Reform Law is Gaining Popularity Again

Source: townhall.com - Feb 7, 2019

During last night's State of the Union Address, President Trump spent a significant amount of time touting the state of the US economy -- which was again buoyed by a far stronger-than-expected... Read more >

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Research findings say hotel tax money could improve city services

Source: fox8live.com - Feb 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The City of New Orleans wants to spread the wealth from hotel tax funding. The Bureau of Governmental Research will share its findings Tuesday on how the tax money could be... Read more >

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Here's How to Offer Competitive Benefits Without Sacrificing Salary

Source: entrepreneur.com - Feb 7, 2019

In a tightening labor market, employees expect (and receive) higher salaries and better benefits. Businesses must find innovative ways to stay competitive and attract top talent. This can be... Read more >

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How to plan your 2019 taxes after Trump overhaul

Source: businessreport.com - Feb 7, 2019

President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax overhaul brought with it many changes that will affect the way Baton Rougeans do business, take out deductions and make investments. They’ll see the law’s... Read more >

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Louisiana ranked worst state to find job, survey says

Source: wdsu.com - Feb 5, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — If you ask yourself, "What’s the best states in the U.S. for jobs?” you might answer New York or California, but according to a new survey, it’s neither. Zippia's survey on... Read more >

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A School Board Says No to Big Oil, and Alarms Sound in Business-Friendly Louisiana

Source: nytimes.com - Feb 5, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. — It was a squabble over $2.9 million in property-tax breaks — small change for Exxon Mobil, a company that measures its earnings by the billions. But when the East Baton... Read more >

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4 Simple Habits to Build Wealth Faster

Source: kiplinger.com - Feb 5, 2019

As a young child, did you ever dream of having $1 million in the bank? I used to think that way, but my perspective changed over the years. $1 million is no longer a guarantee of financial... Read more >

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How Business Can Engage Students And Educators With Technology

Source: huffingtonpost.com - Feb 1, 2019

We need young people to fall in love with technology. I don’t mean devices. Lots of kids — adults, too, of course — are obsessed with their mobile phones, tablets and game consoles. I’m... Read more >

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Economy Notches 100th Straight Month of Increased Employment

Source: wsj.com - Feb 1, 2019

WASHINGTON—The U.S. labor market notched its 100th straight month of increased employment in January while sustaining robust wage growth, passing the tests posed by a federal-government shutdown,... Read more >

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These red flags on your 2018 tax return could spark interest from the IRS

Source: cnbc.com - Feb 1, 2019

Even though the IRS may be just getting back on its feet after the partial government shutdown — with another one potentially in mid-February — don't assume you can pull a fast one on your tax... Read more >

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The eternal question: What are a taxpayer's chances of an IRS audit?

Source: accountingtoday.com - Jan 29, 2019

As IRS budgets and audit staff continue to diminish, audit numbers are at an all-time low. But when you file your clients’ returns, the most common question persists: “How likely am I to be... Read more >

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Servicemembers, DOD civilians could pay less in taxes this year following overhaul to tax code

Source: stripes.com - Jan 29, 2019

WASHINGTON — The biggest changes to the tax code in more than a generation could mean substantial tax reductions for servicemembers and civilian federal employees when they file their taxes this... Read more >

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The IRS says filing taxes under Trump's new law should be 'seamless' for 90% of Americans

Source: businessinsider.com - Jan 29, 2019

The first tax season under President Trump's new tax law is underway. The IRS started accepting tax returns on Monday, January 28, which means you can file as soon as your receive a W-2 form (or... Read more >

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IRS Confirms Traders Are Eligible For QBI Deduction

Source: forbes.com - Jan 28, 2019

On Jan. 18, 2019, the IRS issued final 199A regs for the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) 20% qualified business income (QBI) deduction. The final regs update the August 2018 proposed/reliance... Read more >

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Why Is The IRS Punishing Triple Net Landlords?

Source: forbes.com - Jan 28, 2019

While the IRS as a whole is by no means “horrible,” the new Final Regulations regarding Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code must seem that way to landlords who lease property under triple... Read more >

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