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High sales taxes, complex code causes Louisiana to slip in national tax ranking

Source: nola.com - Oct 28, 2013

By Lauren McGaughy, NOLA.com | The Times Picayune Louisiana's individual income, property and corporate tax rates have relatively favorable rates compared to other states, but the complexity of... Read more >

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U.S. House passes a delay to flood insurance rate increases

Source: theadvocate.com - Jun 7, 2013

by jordan blum Advocate Washington bureau June 07, 2013 3 Comments WASHINGTON — The congressional fight to avoid potentially skyrocketing flood insurance rate increases in Louisiana and... Read more >

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Taxes for business travelers: What is and isn't deductible

Source: usatoday.com - Jun 7, 2013

5:54 p.m. EDT April 8, 2013 African safaris. Drinks at strip clubs. Gifts for wives and children. Wine-tasting trips. An orthopedic "doughnut" cushion. Accountants and other tax experts say... Read more >

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Summer Job Tax Information for Students

Source: irs.gov - Jun 4, 2013

IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2013-10 When summer vacation begins, classroom learning ends for most students. Even so, summer doesn’t have to mean a complete break from learning. Students starting... Read more >

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What if you never file your tax return? Commentary: Answer the IRS’s calls, save money

Source: marketwatch.com - May 22, 2013

By Eva Rosenberg, MarketWatch The Internal Revenue Service hasn't been under such intense public scrutiny since the hearings in the 1990s that led to the Tax Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998... Read more >

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How to Tell If the IRS Is Eyeing You

Source: cnbc.com - May 17, 2013

Published: Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:46 AM ET By: Kelley Holland News Writer You consider yourself a law abiding citizen, and you are not starting a nonprofit organization with conservative ties.... Read more >

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US Accountants Comment On Home Office Deduction

Source: tax-news.com - May 17, 2013

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 17 May 2013 The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has recommended, in a letter to the United States Internal Revenue Service... Read more >

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Louisiana Ranks High For Small Business Friendliness

Source: 710keel.com - May 15, 2013

Louisiana ranks # 7 on a good list. Thumbtack.com has released its annual study on small business friendliness, and we scored a B+ overall. The rankings are based on a survey of more than 7,700... Read more >

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US Accountants Make Anti-Tax Fraud Suggestions

Source: tax-news.com - May 10, 2013

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 07 May 2013 On May 1, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) provided testimony at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Oversight... Read more >

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Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions

Source: irs.gov - May 10, 2013

Effect of Sequestration on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit Pursuant to the requirements of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, certain automatic cuts... Read more >

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When It Comes to Health-Care Reform, the IRS Rules

Source: cnbc.com - May 9, 2013

Published: Monday, 6 May 2013 | 10:13 AM ETBy: Mark Koba Senior Editor, CNBC Get ready for the Internal Revenue Service to play a dominant role in health care. When Obamacare takes full effect... Read more >

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Internet Sales Tax Bill Gains Ground in Senate

Source: nytimes.com - Apr 23, 2013

By JONATHAN WEISMAN Published: April 22, 2013 WASHINGTON — It has been labeled a tax grab and a bureaucratic nightmare by conservative antitax activists, an infringement on states’... Read more >

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The Internet Sales Tax Rush: Harry Reid and Wal-Mart hope nobody will notice their online revenue raid.

Source: online.wsj.com - Apr 23, 2013

Every time Congress has taken a serious look at proposals to boost Internet sales taxes, it has rejected them. That's probably why pro-tax Senators are trying to rush through an online tax hike... Read more >

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IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Footprints

Source: news.yahoo.com - Apr 9, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year--it's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' digital activities, from eBay auctions to... Read more >

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Bobby Jindal scraps tax plan, goes off script to talk family in opening speech to La. Legislature

Source: nola.com - Apr 9, 2013

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal opened the 2013 legislative session Monday with the surprising news that he was shelving his controversial tax swap plan and asking lawmakers to work with him to... Read more >

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