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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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Lafourche shrimper pleads guilty to bribing an IRS agent

Source: houmatoday.com - Jan 7, 2012

A commercial shrimper from Cut Off pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to offering an agent with the Internal Revenue Service $6,000 in cash and shrimp in exchange for faking tax documents.... Read more >

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GEORGIA CLIENTS: PREPAID WIRELESS 9-1-1 CHARGE

Source: etax.dor.ga.gov - Dec 15, 2011

Overview Effective January 1, 2012, all retail sellers of prepaid wireless must collect a fee of 75 cents per transaction and file a Prepaid Wireless 911 return. The fee was previously administered... Read more >

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GOP: Offsetting cuts must cover payroll tax relief

Source: businessweek.com - Dec 1, 2011

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON Any extension of this year's payroll tax cut must be paid for with savings from elsewhere in the budget, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday. Boehner's comment... Read more >

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Tax-free shopping available to international visitors

Source: lsureveille.com - Nov 28, 2011

Baton Rouge will open its first tax-free shopping refund center for international shoppers today at Macy's in the Mall of Louisiana. At the refund center, paperwork for eligible shoppers will be... Read more >

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Amazon Facing End of Sales Tax Loopholes in 2012

Source: law.com - Nov 28, 2011

Brian Glaser Corporate Counsel November 29, 2011 Earlier this year, online retailer Amazon.com massed its legal and political troops to battle the State of California over a proposal to require... Read more >

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How Firms Cope With Slow Payers

Source: online.wsj.com - Nov 15, 2011

Small companies need the business. But they also can't afford to be too lenient. By EMILY MALTBY [HELP] Jason Schneider Call it a cash-crunch contagion. One business owner falls behind on paying... Read more >

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Reverse mortgages can be good source of money for elderly homeowners

Source: fox8live.com - Nov 7, 2011

By Jeff Brown Knight Ridder Newspapers (KRT) All of us who own stocks or stock funds are moaning and groaning about the 3-year-old bear market. But there's another group of sufferers: fixed-income... Read more >

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The Paradox: Doing (or Not Doing) the Work to Live Your Dream

Source: smallbiztrends.com - Nov 7, 2011

A paradox is a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or... Read more >

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5 ways to get that federal contract

Source: washingtonpost.com - Nov 5, 2011

By Marie Johns, Published: November 1 The federal government spends more than $500 billion a year in contracts, making it the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Small businesses... Read more >

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