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French Lawmakers Want Higher Taxes on Airbnb Renters

Source: abcnews.go.com - Oct 28, 2016

French lawmakers backed on Friday a proposal to increase taxes on people renting their homes, cars and other goods on the internet when their earnings exceed a certain amount. The measure would... Read more >

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Local sales tax rebate for TV, movie productions could help Baton Rouge level the playing field for film projects, councilman says

Source: businessreport.com - Oct 27, 2016

Baton Rouge could follow in the footsteps of other Louisiana cities and parishes to establish a local film industry sales tax rebate program in an attempt to draw more television and movie... Read more >

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21 signs your best employee is about to quit

Source: businessinsider.com - Oct 27, 2016

ost bosses are caught off guard when facing a mass employee exodus, and the same can happen when just one valued employee resigns. "As the boss, it's important to watch for the symptoms of an... Read more >

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Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

Source: hbr.org - Oct 27, 2016

It’s a common complaint among top executives: “I’m spending all my time managing trivial and tactical problems, and I don’t have time to get to the big-picture stuff.” And yet when I ask... Read more >

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Residents worried about rising Obamacare costs

Source: wwltv.com - Oct 26, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Tens of thousands of people in Louisiana may be paying more each month for health insurance from the Marketplace, and they may be losing coverage to visit their regular doctors.... Read more >

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This Study Made Me Change My Mind on Soda Taxes

Source: motherjones.com - Oct 26, 2016

The case for a soda tax—on the ballot Nov. 8 in San Francisco, Oakland, and Boulder, and promoted globally by the World Health Organization—just got stronger. In a new peer-reviewed study,... Read more >

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The Rich Get Ready for Higher Taxes Under a President Clinton

Source: bloomberg.com - Oct 26, 2016

For wealthy Americans, a big win by Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 could get pretty expensive. Clinton is proposing higher taxes on Americans who make more than $250,000, including a 4 percent “fair... Read more >

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Nick Saban jabs, corn dog jokes, more: Best memes, jokes you'll find before LSU-Alabama game

Source: theadvocate.com - Oct 25, 2016

LSU-Bama. Or Bama-LSU. However you say it, one thing is certain: Neither fan base thinks much of each other. Check out some of the trash talk on Twitter. #BamaHateWeek and #LSUHateWeek are alive... Read more >

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For New Orleans -- 'one of the best ports in America' -- cruise ship stops huge business, and officials want more

Source: theadvocate.com - Oct 24, 2016

As state and local tourism officials work to attract more international visitors, the sight of the Europa 2 luxury cruise liner docked near the French Quarter this month was a welcome change.... Read more >

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Oil, gas take biggest hit as Louisiana sheds 14,400 jobs in 12-month period

Source: theadvocate.com - Oct 24, 2016

Louisiana’s nonfarm employment fell by 14,400 jobs for the 12 months ending in September, as the state lost ground in eight of 11 economic sectors, with the biggest hit once again to the oil and... Read more >

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IRS scam costs Connecticut college student over $7,900 in gift cards

Source: cbsnews.com - Oct 21, 2016

More college students and their parents are finding themselves the victims of an ongoing phone scam. In this scheme, thieves impersonate IRS officials over the phone, demanding payment for federal... Read more >

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Intuit Admits to Errors in Alabama State TurboTax Software

Source: accountingtoday.com - Oct 21, 2016

Intuit is helping taxpayers in Alabama after errors were uncovered in its state income tax software that led some taxpayers to inadvertently overpay or underpay their taxes. The company is working... Read more >

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No worries of rigged voting in Louisiana

Source: arklatexhomepage.com - Oct 20, 2016

Election officials are not worried about rigged voting in the state of Louisiana. Secretary of State, Tom Schedler say he is comfortable with the system because there are a series of checks and... Read more >

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IRS Can Audit 3 Or 6 Years, But California Can Audit Forever

Source: forbes.com - Oct 20, 2016

You may think about the IRS when you think taxes. But if you live or do business in California, we have high individual (13.3%) and business (8.84%) tax rates. Add the state’s notoriously... Read more >

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Social Security Taxes to Rise for Higher-Income Americans

Source: wsj.com - Oct 20, 2016

Higher-income workers will pay more in payroll taxes next year to support Social Security, while retirees and other program beneficiaries see a scant increase in their monthly benefits. Nearly 66... Read more >

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