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Here's how a hacker almost cost a Metairie business $26,540: Fox 8

Source: nola.com - Nov 9, 2017

Hackers are getting sophisticated, and they could cost you money. An Old Metairie business, for example, was on the verge of paying out $26,540 for "professional services" before the owner realized... Read more >

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Louisiana among states in worst position to take advantage of tech innovation

Source: businessreport.com - Nov 8, 2017

Louisiana is one of five states with economies least positioned to take advantage of technological innovation, ranking No. 46 on the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s 2017 State... Read more >

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Proposed U.S. tax overhaul jibes with oil industry

Source: worldoil.com - Nov 8, 2017

NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- The tax overhaul proposed in the U.S. House is a better bet for oil and gas companies than solar developers or electric car buyers, keeping with President Donald Trump’s... 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 8, 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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State auditor looking into New Orleans City Council credit card use

Source: nola.com - Nov 7, 2017

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor is looking into how New Orleans City Council members use their taxpayer-financed credit cards. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera sent the city a letter Monday... Read more >

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Voices 2017 tax reform: Proposed individual tax changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Source: accountingtoday.com - Nov 7, 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes major changes to individual income taxation. These include a reduction in the number of tax brackets, an increase in the standard deduction, repeal of personal... Read more >

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4 Losers and 1 Big Winner in the House GOP Tax Plan

Source: americanprogress.org - Nov 7, 2017

On November 2, House Republicans released a tax plan that would provide an enormous windfall for corporations and the wealthiest Americans. In fact, of the more than $1.4 trillion in tax cuts... Read more >

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The GOP Tax Plan Will Destroy Graduate Education

Source: forbes.com - Nov 7, 2017

For millions of young people, the American dream is to study the thing you're most passionate about at the highest levels possible, and then use those skills and that knowledge to build a life... Read more >

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YVONNE SHANKLIN: Retirement plan withdrawals — what you should know

Source: crestviewbulletin.com - Nov 6, 2017

You may spend decades contributing to your IRA and 401(k). But, eventually, you’ll need to use this money. Before that day arrives, you’ll want to be familiar with the rules governing... Read more >

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$297 million in St. Tammany tax bills to hit home this week

Source: nola.com - Nov 6, 2017

More than 137,000 property tax bills for 2017 should be landing in mail boxes of St. Tammany Parish property owners this week, nearly two weeks earlier than usual. Tax payments are due on the... Read more >

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Trump Adviser Cohn Says Tax Cuts Wouldn't Be Retroactive: Fox Business News

Source: usnews.com - Nov 6, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans' tax plan would not make adjustments retroactive, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said on Friday, despite calls from U.S. lawmakers who want cuts to apply... Read more >

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Officials tout recent flurry of expansions at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East

Source: theadvocate.com - Nov 2, 2017

Recent tenant expansions at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility have spurred nearly 250 new jobs in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing sectors, building on the New Orleans East facility's... Read more >

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GOP tax bill packs major changes for businesses, individuals

Source: msn.com - Nov 2, 2017

House Republican leaders began rolling out a tax bill Thursday that contains sweeping changes for business and individual tax rates, including a measure to cut the corporate tax rate to 20... Read more >

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GOP braces for 'all hell' to break loose over tax bill

Source: msn.com - Nov 2, 2017

House tax writers pushed back the reveal of their highly guarded, long awaited tax bill by a day, a sign that disputes among Republican lawmakers are threatening their effort to pass comprehensive... Read more >

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Congress takes on the occupational licensing cartels

Source: ocregister.com - Nov 1, 2017

It’s a government policy that affects more Americans than unions and the minimum wage combined. Today, a staggering one out of every four American workers needs either an occupational license or... Read more >

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