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Congressional negotiators reach tentative deal on payroll tax cut, jobless aid, Medicare money

Source: foxnews.com - Feb 15, 2012

Published February 14, 2012 Bipartisan negotiators hammered out a tentative deal Tuesday to extend the payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, as well as unemployment insurance and the so-called... Read more >

Category: General Business

Dying Tax Breaks: Use Them While They're Hot

Source: reuters.com - Feb 9, 2012

(Reuters) - Every year, dozens of little bits of the tax code fall by the wayside or, more typically, get ritually renewed by Congress. This half-in, half-out nature of the tax code frustrates... Read more >

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Parents Delay Retirement, Use Savings to Help Adult Children, Report Finds

Source: moneynews.com - Feb 9, 2012

Friday, 03 Feb 2012 11:34 AM By Forrest Jones Retirement has become more elusive for many these days, and even those who have amassed savings for their golden years are finding themselves cashing... Read more >

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IRS Refund Delay and Real-Time Tax System

Source: accountingtoday.com - Feb 8, 2012

February 1, 2012 By Michael Cohn, Editor-in-Chief, AccountingToday.com The Internal Revenue Service needed to put the brakes on its tax refunds this tax season when newly installed filters to... Read more >

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IRS tax fraud crackdown targets identity thieves

Source: usatoday.com - Feb 8, 2012

By Kevin McCoy, USA TODAYUpdated 1/31/2012 2:51 PM Dozens of suspected identity thieves and others pursuing fraudulent tax refunds have been arrested in a nationwide crackdown aimed at reversing a... Read more >

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MAYOR LANDRIEU LAUNCHES CONTRACTOR’S COLLEGE OF NEW ORLEANS

Source: nola.gov - Feb 5, 2012

01/30/12 NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the launch of Contractor's College of New Orleans, an innovative training and capacity building program designed to help small,... Read more >

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How to save $5,000 in 2012--Take a look at where your money goes now; some strategies that can add up to major cash are painless -- or nearly so.

Source: money.msn.com - Feb 1, 2012

Saving $5,000 may seem like a tall order. But when you review your finances piece by piece, you may be surprised by how fast things add up. This year, why not make a New Year's resolution to meet... Read more >

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Tax credit missed by some needing it most

Source: dispatch.com - Jan 31, 2012

By Rita Price The Columbus Dispatch Sunday January 29, 2012 6:16 AM Thousands of families miss out on hefty Internal Revenue Service refunds every year because they don’t claim the Earned... Read more >

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Income Up, But More Americans Keep Wallets Closed

Source: wdsu.com - Jan 31, 2012

Holiday Spending Weak Chris Isidore POSTED: 7:43 am CST January 30, 2012 UPDATED: 9:01 am CST January 30, 2012 Email Print 0 comments NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Consumers got a bigger... Read more >

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Congress Ready To Act On Online Sales Tax

Source: financialedge.investopedia.com - Jan 9, 2012

Posted: January 6, 2012 11:16AM by Brian O'Connell Will small businesses face significant harm if Congress goes through with the Marketplace Freedom Act? The act gives states the authority to... Read more >

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Lafourche shrimper pleads guilty to bribing an IRS agent

Source: houmatoday.com - Jan 7, 2012

A commercial shrimper from Cut Off pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to offering an agent with the Internal Revenue Service $6,000 in cash and shrimp in exchange for faking tax documents.... Read more >

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GEORGIA CLIENTS: PREPAID WIRELESS 9-1-1 CHARGE

Source: etax.dor.ga.gov - Dec 15, 2011

Overview Effective January 1, 2012, all retail sellers of prepaid wireless must collect a fee of 75 cents per transaction and file a Prepaid Wireless 911 return. The fee was previously administered... Read more >

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GOP: Offsetting cuts must cover payroll tax relief

Source: businessweek.com - Dec 1, 2011

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON Any extension of this year's payroll tax cut must be paid for with savings from elsewhere in the budget, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday. Boehner's comment... Read more >

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Tax-free shopping available to international visitors

Source: lsureveille.com - Nov 28, 2011

Baton Rouge will open its first tax-free shopping refund center for international shoppers today at Macy's in the Mall of Louisiana. At the refund center, paperwork for eligible shoppers will be... Read more >

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Amazon Facing End of Sales Tax Loopholes in 2012

Source: law.com - Nov 28, 2011

Brian Glaser Corporate Counsel November 29, 2011 Earlier this year, online retailer Amazon.com massed its legal and political troops to battle the State of California over a proposal to require... Read more >

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