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Executive sees new hope for Louisiana’s oil and gas industry

Source: louisianarecord.com - Jan 10, 2017

With a new presidential administration on the horizon, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Gifford Briggs is confident it will only help an industry that has seen its fair share of... Read more >

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Baton Rouge home sales skyrocket as investors, bargain hunters buy flooded, gutted homes

Source: theadvocate.com - Jan 10, 2017

Michael and Michelle Wade are buying a home in the Sherwood Forest area: a four-bedroom, 2½-bath house in a good location for their family that includes 14-month-old Emma. It has new custom... Read more >

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You Could Still Lower Your 2016 Taxes -- Here's How

Source: host.madison.com - Jan 10, 2017

Unfortunately, most of the tax breaks that could save you money on the 2016 tax return that you'll file in the next few months expired with 2016. However, there is one big tax break that you can... Read more >

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Bogus IRS Calls Topped List Of Most Reported Scams In 2016

Source: forbes.com - Jan 9, 2017

Callers posing as agents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attempting to collect bogus tax debts topped the list of the most reported scams of 2016, according to the Better Business Bureau.... Read more >

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CFOs Optimistic About US Tax Reform: Survey

Source: tax-news.com - Jan 9, 2017

The latest quarterly survey of chief financial officers' expectations, conducted by Deloitte towards the end of last year, showed respondents believe there will be significant tax policy changes in... Read more >

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1.7 Million Families Just Lost a Big Tax Break

Source: time.com - Jan 5, 2017

College and graduate school got a little more expensive for as many as 1.7 million middle- (and upper-middle-) class families in 2017. Congress failed to renew the tuition and fees federal income... Read more >

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How to Scam-Proof Your Taxes

Source: ajc.com - Jan 5, 2017

Happy New Year, it’s tax fraud season again! This may not be what you want to hear this week, but it is entirely possible the Internal Revenue Service already has your tax return for 2016. If... Read more >

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For Earned-Income Credit Filers, Refunds Will Be Later

Source: nytimes.com - Jan 5, 2017

Millions of families who claim certain tax credits now must wait several weeks longer to receive their federal income tax refunds because of a new law aimed at reducing fraud. The delay will... Read more >

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A Tax Professional’s Take on Trump’s Tax Plan

Source: accountingweb.com - Jan 4, 2017

We woke up the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, with the news that Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. Among other things, Trump has promised tax reform. I know we have heard that... Read more >

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3 Tax Scams to Watch Out For in 2017

Source: fool.com - Jan 4, 2017

Tax season is right around the corner, and unfortunately, a surge in tax scams is likely to come with it. Tax scams can take many different forms, but most tax scams fall under three major... Read more >

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Trump transition: Even after Obamacare repeal, current plans will be grandfathered for 2 years

Source: cnbc.com - Jan 4, 2017

The House is prepared to deliver on two of Donald Trump's campaign promises — repealing Obamacare and cutting taxes — within the first six months of his presidency, the congressional liaison... Read more >

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Tax professionals provide insights on IRS ‘Future State’ plan

Source: stgeorgeutah.com - Jan 4, 2017

As part of ongoing efforts to receive feedback from the tax community and partner groups, the Internal Revenue Service said in a year-end news release that tax professionals attending its... Read more >

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Coinbase Versus IRS Heats Up

Source: pymnts.com - Jan 3, 2017

There’s new news in the ongoing battle between bitcoin and ether exchange and platform startup Coinbase and the IRS. The request for Jeffrey Berns’ Coinbase user records has been nullified by... Read more >

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17 Financial New Year's Resolutions for 2017 Pick and choose how you'll better your financial situation this year.

Source: fool.com - Jan 3, 2017

Happy New Year everyone! For those of you who stuck to your long-term game plan in 2016, you were handsomely rewarded. All three major U.S. stock indexes pushed to new all-time highs during the... Read more >

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19 States Increase Minimum Wage at the Start of 2017

Source: abcnews.go.com - Jan 3, 2017

Nineteen states are raising the minimum wage today in a shift that stands to lift the income of millions of workers. The minimum wage will be increased in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California,... Read more >

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