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Ochsner's free medical assistant training program expands to River Parishes

Source: nola.com - Nov 16, 2016

Jobs for medical assistants are plentiful, and the expansion of a free training program to the River Parishes will bring them within reach of job seekers. The Louisiana Workforce Commission and... Read more >

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State GOP leaders shifting position on online sales tax

Source: clarionledger.com - Nov 16, 2016

STARKVILLE — In his Fiscal Year 2018 Executive Budget Recommendation, Gov. Phil Bryant joined what has become a growing chorus of conservative Republicans who are willing to talk seriously about... Read more >

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IRS Forms 1099 Are Critical, And Due Early In 2017

Source: forbes.com - Nov 15, 2016

IRS Form 1099 season is almost here. No form is more critical to your tax return. Each Form 1099 is matched to your Social Security number, so the IRS can easily spew out a tax bill if you fail to... Read more >

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Important year-end tax reminders for employers

Source: bizjournals.com - Nov 15, 2016

Employers should remind employees to review their form W-4 withholdings by the end of each year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) suggests that employees submit any changes by December 1 to... Read more >

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Compressed Deadlines And Higher Penalties For Forms 1099 And W-2

Source: forbes.com - Nov 15, 2016

Have you been lax in the past about issuing 1099s, realizing the IRS rarely, if ever, penalized you for sending them in late? That permissive view of 1099 and W-2 filing is over. Making matters... Read more >

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Tax Preparedness Series: Special Tax Breaks for U. S. Armed Forces

Source: irs.gov - Nov 14, 2016

Note to Editor: This is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers prepare for the upcoming tax filing season. IR-2016-147, Nov. 10, 2016 WASHINGTON – As tax filing season approaches,... Read more >

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Trump Tax Plan Could Impact 2016 Year-End Planning

Source: forbes.com - Nov 14, 2016

Donald Trump’s surprise victory first rattled markets, then invigorated them. It triggered protests, and in some circles, is even fueling a “CalExit” movement for California to break away... Read more >

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13 IRS Tax Rules Trump Tax Plan Won't Change

Source: forbes.com - Nov 14, 2016

With Republican control of the House and Senate, President-elect Trump and Congress might tell the tax code, “you’re fired!” And as big as the coming tax changes might be, it’s worth noting... Read more >

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Don’t Freak Out About the Markets Today. Do This Instead.

Source: time.com - Nov 11, 2016

How to prepare your financial future for President Trump. If you’re dismayed by the impending arrival of a President Trump, you may be tempted to vote a second time in the next few days — with... Read more >

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Small-business owners need to make these tax moves now

Source: marketwatch.com - Nov 11, 2016

You still have time to significantly reduce your 2016 business income tax bill. Here’s a digest of the best year-end tax-saving moves to consider. Buy a heavy SUV, pickup or van Big SUVs,... Read more >

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Smart Year-End Tax Moves to Limit Your 2016 Tax Bill

Source: nasdaq.com - Nov 11, 2016

This is the time of year when many of us take stock of our lives, and it's not a bad idea to apply that same introspection to your investment portfolio. The stock market has been surprisingly... Read more >

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Are There Special Tax Breaks for Retirees?

Source: fool.com - Nov 11, 2016

Many retirees experience a drop in income when they stop working and start living off savings and Social Security. Thankfully, there are a number of special tax breaks available to seniors. Retiree... Read more >

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ake Advantage of Business Equipment Tax Incentives for 2016

Source: accountingweb.com - Nov 11, 2016

Do you need to replace outmoded or worn-down equipment used in your small business? Thanks to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which was signed into law late last year, you may... Read more >

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Voters approved these state tax increases

Source: cnbc.com - Nov 10, 2016

While President-elect Donald Trump has proposed the biggest tax cuts since Ronald Reagan, voters in several states approved tax increases on Tuesday. The largest potential state tax hikes came in... Read more >

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Huge drop in reports of IRS scam since raid in India

Source: brushnewstribune.com - Nov 10, 2016

The top scam reported to the Better Business Bureau is the tax scam (also known as the IRS scam), which has accounted for about one in four reports to BBB Scam Tracker during its first year of... Read more >

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