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'What are the options?': TOPS cuts spark scramble for tuition dollars

Source: houmatoday.com - Dec 22, 2016

Like thousands of students statewide, LSU sophomore Jason Badeaux is scrambling to come up with money for the second semester amid unprecedented state budget cuts. The popular Taylor Opportunity... Read more >

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Some Louisiana Residents to get Entergy Refund in January

Source: myarklamiss.com - Dec 22, 2016

The commission voted 3-2 Wednesday to approve a deal that will provide some residents with a refund on their January bill. Entergy Louisiana says in a news release that refunds totaling $70... Read more >

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Saving for your future starts now myRA is a starter retirement savings account from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Source: myra.gov - Dec 22, 2016

Simple Easy signup process, no complicated investments Safe No risk of losing money, not tied to the stock market Affordable No cost to set up, no fees, and no minimum balance CLICK SOURCE ABOVE... Read more >

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IRS Advice to Those with Expiring ITINs: Apply Now to Avoid Refund Delays; Agency Offers Tips on Avoiding Common Errors

Source: irs.gov - Dec 22, 2016

IR-2016-165, Dec. 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged any taxpayer with an expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and a need to file a return in the... Read more >

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La. politics: Refinery tax being 'vetted'

Source: dailycomet.com - Dec 21, 2016

With some lawmakers already getting cold feet over the idea of a personal income tax change in 2017, a small circle of political players are starting to look at a concept that is being described as... Read more >

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Louisiana business groups gearing up for wholesale tax changes in 2017

Source: businessreport.com - Dec 21, 2016

Business groups and lobbyists are beginning talks to coalesce around a package of tax changes they hope to push through the Louisiana Legislature next year, as lawmakers face mounting shortfalls in... Read more >

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The biggest tax stories of 2016

Source: marketwatch.com - Dec 21, 2016

Overall, this year will go down as below average for tax developments. But there was one really HUUUGE one: Donald Trump’s surprising victory and his proposals for significant tax changes. Here... Read more >

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VAT, GST And Sales Tax Developments

Source: tax-news.com - Dec 20, 2016

From India's proposed goods and services tax reaching a significant milestone, to the European Union's VAT Plan and the vexed question of sales tax jurisdiction on internet purchases in the United... Read more >

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Audit: Extensive problems in labor agency's computer system

Source: wwl.com - Dec 20, 2016

Problems with the Louisiana labor department's new computer system have caused widespread disruptions in the state's unemployment program. A new report from the legislative auditor's office,... Read more >

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Proposed changes to Louisiana sales tax

Source: wwl.com - Dec 20, 2016

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has said tax reform will be a major item on his 2017 legislative agenda. Louisiana Department of Revenue Secretary, Kimberly Lewis Robinson, sat on a state Tax... Read more >

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Online retail giant Amazon to charge sales tax in Louisiana

Source: wdsu.com - Dec 20, 2016

Online retailer giant Amazon will begin charging sales tax Jan. 1 on sales in Louisiana, the company announced Monday morning. An Amazon spokesperson told WDSU in a brief statement that "Amazon... Read more >

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13 parishes declared disaster area because of November drought

Source: louisianaradionetwork.com - Dec 20, 2016

Thirteen parishes in north and central Louisiana have been declared a natural disaster area by the US Department of Agriculture because of drought conditions during 2016. Ag Commissioner Mike... Read more >

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On Bitcoins, Tulips And IRS Tax Compliance

Source: forbes.com - Dec 19, 2016

If the recent stir about IRS interest in bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies has you worried about whether your clients have been fooling with bitcoins or you have been fooling with them yourself,... Read more >

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9 Tax Audit Red Flags for the IRS

Source: nasdaq.com - Dec 19, 2016

The end of the year is nearly here, which means consumer spending is in full swing and people, in general, are acting a little bit cheerier than normal. However, that cheeriness could disappear... Read more >

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The doctor is in: Donald Trump and Louisiana’s uncertain health care What’s next for Louisiana if Trump repeals the Affordable Care Act?

Source: bestofneworleans.com - Dec 19, 2016

While the ACA was made law in 2010, it was opposed by then-Gov. Bobby Jindal, who refused to accept the federal Medicaid dollars that would expand the ACA in Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards... Read more >

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