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Tame Your Taxes: Making tax season less stressful

Source: boonvilledailynews.com - Jan 18, 2020

I trust you enjoyed the holidays and were able to spend time with loved ones. I am happy to share that my wife and I became grandparents for the first time on January 10. Our son and... Read more >

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7 Costly Tax Mistakes to Avoid

Source: fool.com - Jan 18, 2020

Watch out for these errors and get your return right the first time. The holidays are over, and everyone's least-favorite time of the year is almost here: tax season. You might feel tempted to... Read more >

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Tax cuts 2.0 could include this middle-class windfall: Kudlow

Source: foxbusiness.com - Jan 18, 2020

The Trump administration has begun reviewing ways to carry out its goal of cutting taxes for the middle class. While lowering the payroll tax isn't high on the White House's list, adjusting the... Read more >

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City of New Orleans says it will take months to recover from recent cyber attack

Source: fox8live.com - Jan 17, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans says the recent cyber attack on its networks had a more than seven million dollar impact, a number Mayor Latoya Cantrell says continues to grow.... Read more >

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Taxpayer Advocate finds problems with tax refund delays and taxpayer service

Source: taxprotoday.com - Jan 16, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service’s new anti-fraud filters are unnecessarily flagging millions of tax returns and delaying legitimate tax refunds for weeks or months, according to a new report from... Read more >

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White House economist: Tax cuts 2.0 are coming

Source: foxbusiness.com - Jan 16, 2020

Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, spoke with FOX Business' Liz Claman on Wednesday, mere hours after the historic U.S.-China trade deal was signed by President... Read more >

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IRS provides tax relief for those with discharged student loans

Source: thehill.com - Jan 16, 2020

The IRS and Treasury Department on Wednesday released guidance that will allow more people with discharged student loans to receive tax relief. Under the guidance, certain taxpayers with... Read more >

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6 Lesser-Known SECURE Act Provisions Impacting 401ks

Source: 401kspecialistmag.com - Jan 16, 2020

While the major changes resulting from the SECURE Act’s annuities, RMD and open MEPs provisions—plus the elimination of the “Stretch” IRA—have grabbed most of the headlines since the Act... Read more >

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IRS: Make a Tax Payment Now, Avoid a Tax-time Surprise

Source: mychesco.com - Jan 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Taxpayers who paid too little tax during 2019 can still avoid a tax-time surprise by making a quarterly estimated tax payment now, directly to the Internal Revenue Service. The... Read more >

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Report: Louisiana tax climate ranks 10th worst in U.S.

Source: thehayride.com - Jan 13, 2020

Louisiana finished 41st in a new study by the Tax Foundation , which identifies states that best structure their tax systems. All 50 states tax private property and unemployment insurance,... Read more >

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Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Source: reuters.com - Jan 10, 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The idea of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans has elicited sharply divergent views across a spectrum of politicians, with President Donald Trump... Read more >

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NFL playoffs: Do state taxes affect your team's chances of winning?

Source: foxbusiness.com - Jan 10, 2020

The NFL divisional round playoffs kick off this weekend and if your team didn’t make the cut, you may want to blame its home state’s tax rates. According to a paper by Matthias Petutschnig of... Read more >

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Financial Q&A: New SECURE Act affects retirement goals, tax planning and more

Source: floridatoday.com - Jan 10, 2020

The question: What do I need to know about this new SECURE Act that was signed into law last month? The answer: By passing the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act”... Read more >

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Germany Pushes Forward on European Financial Transactions Tax

Source: wsj.com - Jan 9, 2020

Germany, France, Italy and seven other countries are moving forward with a plan to impose a joint financial transaction tax on stock trading, an effort that has proved elusive in Europe. Under a... Read more >

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The IRS is clear about when you have to pay taxes on your side gig: Once you make $400

Source: businessinsider.com - Jan 9, 2020

The gig economy is integral to millions of Americans' livelihood, and the IRS is itching to take its share. On Thursday, the government agency launched the Gig Economy Tax Center on its website,... Read more >

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