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Restored Payroll Tax Pinches Those Who Earn the Least

Source: nytimes.com - Feb 8, 2013

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Published: February 7, 2013 Jack Andrews and his wife no longer enjoy what they call date night, their once-a-month outing to the movies and a steak dinner at Logan’s... Read more >

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How to Choose a Tax Preparer

Source: latimes.com - Jan 30, 2013

By STEPHEN D. FROIKIN Special to The Chicago Tribune OK. So you've decided to skip the sharp pencil routine this year and let someone else prepare your taxes. Who should it be? Aunt Millie? A CPA?... Read more >

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IRS Provides Updated Withholding Guidance for 2013

Source: irs.gov - Jan 28, 2013

IR-2013-1, Jan. 3, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released updated income-tax withholding tables for 2013 reflecting this week’s changes by Congress. The updated tables,... Read more >

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Here's What's in the Fiscal-Cliff Deal

Source: nationaljournal.com - Jan 2, 2013

Congress on New Year's Day approved legislation to address the year-end tax hikes and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. The measure passed the House late on Tuesday after the Senate approved... Read more >

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Congress approves fiscal crisis bill

Source: foxnews.com - Jan 2, 2013

Congress gave its final approval Tuesday to a bill halting massive tax hikes and delaying a risky round of spending cuts, sending the package to the president’s desk and likely averting for now... Read more >

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It's up to the House: fiscal cliff faces Republican-controlled territory

Source: cnn.com - Jan 1, 2013

(CNN) -- If a Senate deal to avert the fiscal cliff becomes law, all but a sliver of the U.S. population will avoid higher tax rates, some key issues will be put off for two months, and all sides... Read more >

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EP Tax Commission opposes state tax collection

Source: evangelinetoday.com - Dec 26, 2012

The Evangeline Parish Tax Commission again discussed a possible state takeover of local sales tax collections, during its monthly meeting on December 19. The commissioners discussed the matter... Read more >

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Over the fiscal cliff: What kind of landing?

Source: durangoherald.com - Dec 26, 2012

By CONNIE CASS Associated Press Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Christmas break. "God only knows" how... Read more >

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GAO Report Examines Social Security Overpayments

Source: tax-news.com - Dec 20, 2012

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 19 December 2012 A report prepared by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program has... Read more >

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"Fiscal cliff" talks stalled, House to vote on "Plan B"

Source: cbsnews.com - Dec 20, 2012

WASHINGTON The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year, sparing most workers from a tax hike but leaving in place... Read more >

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SO WHO’S AFRAID OF THE FISCAL CLIFF?

Source: jimbrownla.com - Dec 13, 2012

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 Baton Rouge, Louisiana What’s most memorable about January 1, 2000? That was the day, experts of all types warned, that the economies and businesses of world were... Read more >

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Medical director says Blue Cross preparing for $90M in new taxes from 'Obamacare'

Source: businessreport.com - Dec 13, 2012

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana expects to pay $90 million in new taxes in the first year to fund rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," says Chief... Read more >

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Bribery allegations dog Jefferson Parish code inspectors

Source: nola.com - Dec 13, 2012

By Drew Broach, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 12, 2012 Bribery allegations against some Jefferson Parish building code inspectors are the subject of a criminal investigation by the... Read more >

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Obama's Fiscal Cliff Proposals Unacceptable To GOP

Source: tax-news.com - Dec 3, 2012

By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 03 December 2012 United States House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R – Ohio) called President Barack Obama’s first proposal, involving both... Read more >

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BR, N.O. rank low in global recovery

Source: theadvocate.com - Dec 3, 2012

BY TIMOTHY BOONE Advocate business writer December 03, 2012 Baton Rouge and New Orleans both ranked low in a report on how the world’s largest metro area economies are recovering from the global... Read more >

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