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2011 Income Tax Tips

Source: candofinance.com - Mar 5, 2012

By Michael DiazΙ Published February 13, 2012 With tax season quickly approaching, many taxpayers are scrambling to figure out which tax deductions and tax credits they might be eligible to claim... Read more >

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Steve Case, Walter Isaacson to headline New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Source: nola.com - Feb 29, 2012

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 1:00 PM The Times-Picayune By The Times-Picayune Former America Online Chairman Steve Case and Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson will headline next month's... Read more >

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President Barack Obama's tax proposal raises questions for Louisiana lawmakers

Source: nola.com - Feb 23, 2012

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:40 AM Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:40 AM By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune WASHINGTON -- Louisiana lawmakers are generally praising... Read more >

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It's Official: Payroll Tax Holiday Extends through 2012

Source: accountingweb.com - Feb 23, 2012

By Ken Berry Update: President Obama signed into law the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 on Wednesday, February 22. Ending several weeks of uncertainty, Congress passed the... Read more >

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I-Team: City To Begin Push On Long-Standing Fee For Businesses Franchise Fee To Be Enforced On All Business, City Says

Source: wdsu.com - Feb 15, 2012

NEW ORLEANS -- The push is on to begin enforcing a long-standing rule, and collecting money from businesses that make up the fabric of the city of New Orleans. It's a move some say could do more... Read more >

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Congressional negotiators reach tentative deal on payroll tax cut, jobless aid, Medicare money

Source: foxnews.com - Feb 15, 2012

Published February 14, 2012 Bipartisan negotiators hammered out a tentative deal Tuesday to extend the payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, as well as unemployment insurance and the so-called... Read more >

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Dying Tax Breaks: Use Them While They're Hot

Source: reuters.com - Feb 9, 2012

(Reuters) - Every year, dozens of little bits of the tax code fall by the wayside or, more typically, get ritually renewed by Congress. This half-in, half-out nature of the tax code frustrates... Read more >

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Parents Delay Retirement, Use Savings to Help Adult Children, Report Finds

Source: moneynews.com - Feb 9, 2012

Friday, 03 Feb 2012 11:34 AM By Forrest Jones Retirement has become more elusive for many these days, and even those who have amassed savings for their golden years are finding themselves cashing... Read more >

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IRS Refund Delay and Real-Time Tax System

Source: accountingtoday.com - Feb 8, 2012

February 1, 2012 By Michael Cohn, Editor-in-Chief, AccountingToday.com The Internal Revenue Service needed to put the brakes on its tax refunds this tax season when newly installed filters to... Read more >

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IRS tax fraud crackdown targets identity thieves

Source: usatoday.com - Feb 8, 2012

By Kevin McCoy, USA TODAYUpdated 1/31/2012 2:51 PM Dozens of suspected identity thieves and others pursuing fraudulent tax refunds have been arrested in a nationwide crackdown aimed at reversing a... Read more >

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MAYOR LANDRIEU LAUNCHES CONTRACTOR’S COLLEGE OF NEW ORLEANS

Source: nola.gov - Feb 5, 2012

01/30/12 NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the launch of Contractor's College of New Orleans, an innovative training and capacity building program designed to help small,... Read more >

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How to save $5,000 in 2012--Take a look at where your money goes now; some strategies that can add up to major cash are painless -- or nearly so.

Source: money.msn.com - Feb 1, 2012

Saving $5,000 may seem like a tall order. But when you review your finances piece by piece, you may be surprised by how fast things add up. This year, why not make a New Year's resolution to meet... Read more >

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Tax credit missed by some needing it most

Source: dispatch.com - Jan 31, 2012

By Rita Price The Columbus Dispatch Sunday January 29, 2012 6:16 AM Thousands of families miss out on hefty Internal Revenue Service refunds every year because they don’t claim the Earned... Read more >

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Income Up, But More Americans Keep Wallets Closed

Source: wdsu.com - Jan 31, 2012

Holiday Spending Weak Chris Isidore POSTED: 7:43 am CST January 30, 2012 UPDATED: 9:01 am CST January 30, 2012 Email Print 0 comments NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Consumers got a bigger... Read more >

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Congress Ready To Act On Online Sales Tax

Source: financialedge.investopedia.com - Jan 9, 2012

Posted: January 6, 2012 11:16AM by Brian O'Connell Will small businesses face significant harm if Congress goes through with the Marketplace Freedom Act? The act gives states the authority to... Read more >

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