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Washington man sends finger to IRS to protest taxes

Source: nydailynews.com - Jul 12, 2017

A Washington man cut off one of his own fingers and sent it to the Internal Revenue Service as a means of protesting his taxes. Normand Lariviere sent the macabre message to the tax men in Utah... Read more >

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Obamacare taxes on the rich may remain after all

Source: nbc-2.com - Jul 12, 2017

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Looks like the Senate health care bill may not cut Obamacare's taxes on the rich. The Senate is set Thursday to unveil an updated version of the bill to repeal the health... Read more >

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IRS lien shows Floyd Mayweather owes $22.2M on 2015 taxes

Source: espn.com - Jul 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS -- The IRS says it's still waiting for its cut from Floyd Mayweather Jr. from his nine-figure payday against Manny Pacquiao. The undefeated boxer nicknamed "Money" owes $22.2 million in... Read more >

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Nevada Marijuana Dispensaries Are Already Running Low on Pot

Source: nbcnews.com - Jul 12, 2017

Less than two weeks after Nevada began the legal sale of recreational marijuana, dozens of dispensaries in the state are worried they soon won’t have any pot left. The plant sales quickly... Read more >

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Requests by Louisiana high school students for college financial aid surges; here's why

Source: theadvocate.com - Jul 10, 2017

A total of 65 percent of high school seniors have applied for federal college aid, up from 58 percent last year, the state Department of Education announced Monday morning. State leaders have been... Read more >

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Report: Louisiana Sales Tax (Still) Highest in the Nation

Source: brproud.com - Jul 10, 2017

It may not be much surprise to consumers in the Bayou State. A report this week from the non-partisan Tax Foundation shows Louisiana with the highest average sales tax in the country. This marks... Read more >

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IRS shuts down mom and pop dressmaker, sells dresses within hours

Source: dallasnews.com - Jul 10, 2017

The unmarked vehicles arrived in the morning. More than 20 armed agents poured out. Hours later, Mii’s Bridal & Tuxedo was out of business after serving customers for decades. Its entire... Read more >

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'Smishing' scams target your text messages. Here's how to avoid them

Source: usatoday.com - Jul 6, 2017

While the name of this growing threat might sound funny, being a victim of it is no joke. Similar to a “phishing” scam — where computer users receive an authentic-looking email that appears... Read more >

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Louisiana launches tax-free savings program for the disabled

Source: neworleanscitybusiness.com - Jul 6, 2017

Louisiana has started a new tax-free savings account program that will allow families set aside money to help children with disabilities pay for expenses. Treasurer Ron Henson and the Louisiana... Read more >

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Trump Transferred Wealth to His Son Eric, Avoiding the Accompanying Taxes

Source: psmag.com - Jul 6, 2017

In April of 2016, as Donald Trump was on the cusp of clinching the Republican nomination for the White House, he sold two luxury condos near Manhattan's Central Park for less than half the price... Read more >

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3 Reasons Paying Quarterly Estimated Taxes Can Actually Be a Good Thing

Source: fool.com - Jul 6, 2017

know what you're probably thinking: "Why on Earth is this guy bringing up a discussion about taxes now? Taxes are so April!" In a way you're right -- Tax Day is in mid-April, and there are few... Read more >

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NerdWallet's Best Savings Accounts of 2017

Source: nerdwallet.com - Jul 6, 2017

Optimize your APY or cash in on a sign-up bonus. These accounts can help you save more. CLICK SOURCE ABOVE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE Read more >

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Phone scams are on the rise

Source: areawidenews.com - Jul 5, 2017

Phone scams are becoming a prominent part of local society. The biggest part to remember is to ensure that the younger readers ensure that their parents and even grandparents are aware of these... Read more >

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The count: how much Louisiana will pay in solar tax credits $15 million

Source: bestofneworleans.com - Jul 5, 2017

Louisiana ended its solar tax credit program in 2015, with solar users footing a bill they had hoped would be offset with tax credits the state had promised. In the 2017 legislative session,... Read more >

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Months Later, No Decision on Mississippi Online Tax Plan

Source: usnews.com - Jul 5, 2017

ACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Months after Mississippi's top tax official proposed requiring large online sellers to collect taxes on internet sales, he still hasn't enacted the rule. Kathy Waterbury, a... Read more >

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