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Tracking Trump: 6 things New Orleans needs to know

Source: nola.com - Jan 27, 2017

President Donald Trump took his first major steps toward making good on a campaign pledge to crack down on illegal immigration into the United States with the signing of two executive orders... Read more >

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Claiming parents and adult kids as dependents

Source: taxprotoday.com - Jan 27, 2017

Changing national demographics may be producing a new kind of dependent: parents and adult children of middle-aged taxpayers, according to the National Association of Enrolled Agents. “If you... Read more >

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La. state income tax filing begins Feb. 6

Source: kplctv.com - Jan 25, 2017

The Louisiana Department of Revenue will begin processing 2016 state individual income tax returns on Monday, Feb. 6. Louisiana File Online is the state's free web portal for individual and... Read more >

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How the GOP's tax plan could hurt the value of your home

Source: aol.com - Jan 25, 2017

Until recently, the mortgage interest deduction was right up there with Social Security as a sacrosanct institution on Capitol Hill, protected by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Backed by the... Read more >

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Experts: Small businesses should start 2017's tax planning now

Source: crainsdetroit.com - Jan 25, 2017

Little can be done to help small business owners get their finances straight in time for tax filings this April. However, if they haven't filed taxes yet, they can still try to maximize benefits... Read more >

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Trump's 1st Executive Order Pulls US Out Of TPP

Source: tax-news.com - Jan 24, 2017

President Donald Trump has followed through on his previous policy statements by signing an executive order to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In the past, the... Read more >

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2017 Tax Guide: Deductions And Audit Risk

Source: forbes.com - Jan 24, 2017

Compare your write-offs to those of your income peers Are your 2016 itemized deductions going to be fat enough to trigger an audit? We have numbers that will help you judge the risks. This table... Read more >

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Tax season opens: 2016 returns now being accepted

Source: nola.com - Jan 23, 2017

Let the 2017 tax season begin! Starting Monday (Jan. 23), the Louisiana Department of Revenue will be accepting 2016 state individual income tax returns, the same day that the Internal Revenue... Read more >

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Trump tells manufacturers he will cut regulations, taxes

Source: neworleanscitybusiness.com - Jan 23, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump met with a dozen prominent American manufacturers at the White House on Monday, promising them he would slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warning them of... Read more >

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Trump’s Executive Order On Obamacare Means Everything And Does Nothing

Source: fivethirtyeight.com - Jan 23, 2017

As promised, on his first day in office, President Donald Trump took steps to undo the Affordable Care Act, former President Obama’s signature health care law. In one of his first executive... Read more >

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How can New Orleans' tourism market grow? Look to China, officials say

Source: theadvocate.com - Jan 20, 2017

A joint effort by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Louisiana Office of Tourism is aimed at bringing more Chinese tourists to Louisiana. The two agencies on Wednesday... Read more >

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Mnuchin Wants To INCREASE The Size Of The IRS

Source: dailycaller.com - Jan 20, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the treasury, Steve Mnuchin, said at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday he would like to increase the size of the IRS. Mnuchin said... Read more >

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Better Business Bureau tax season tips

Source: valleynewslive.com - Jan 20, 2017

The IRS has announced they will begin accepting tax returns on January 23, with more than 153 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2017. The agency expects more than four out of... Read more >

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The Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States

Source: whitehouse.gov - Jan 20, 2017

The Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States President-Elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-Elect Michael R. Pence will be sworn in to office on the west front of the United... Read more >

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Capital One Bank seeks applicants for small business development program

Source: neworleanscitybusiness.com - Jan 18, 2017

Capital One Bank is accepting applications for its “Getting Down to Business” initiative, a small business development program serving the New Orleans area. The seventh annual program begins... Read more >

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