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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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Louisiana constitutional amendments decided

Source: katc.com - Nov 9, 2016

Here is a look at what amendments passed and failed. Voters approved new qualifications for registrars of voters. Now the, registrars would have to meet one of four qualifications to get the... Read more >

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What President Trump means for your pocketbook

Source: money.cnn.com - Nov 9, 2016

Donald Trump scored a huge win on Election Night. As Trump predicted, Americans were fed up with politics as usual and voted for something completely different. In addition to vows to shake up... Read more >

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President Trump: What Does It Mean For Your Tax Bill?

Source: forbes.com - Nov 9, 2016

Donal… You’re sure? Donald Tru… You’re absolutely sure? Donald Trump was el… You’re sure you’re sure? OK, if you say so. Here goes…. Donald Trump was elected the 45th... Read more >

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How getting married affects your taxes — for better or for worse

Source: marketwatch.com - Nov 8, 2016

When you get married, your tax situation changes. Here are the most important things to know. Married at year-end means married for the whole year Your marital status as of Dec. 31 determines... Read more >

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Rick Ross owes $5.7M in back taxes

Source: pagesix.com - Nov 8, 2016

While Rick Ross is tweeting about his civic duty to vote Tuesday, he may have forgotten about his tax obligations to this country. According to TMZ, the Florida-based rapper, 40, owes $5.7 million... Read more >

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IRS imposter scam reports to BBB drop, but could easily surge again

Source: protectingyourpocket.blog.palmbeachpost.com - Nov 7, 2016

Reports to the Better Business Bureau from victims of the “IRS tax scam” have dropped dramatically since police raided nine call centers in Mumbai, India earlier last month, the BBB said... Read more >

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Livingston Parish tax collections soar after flooding

Source: wbrz.com - Nov 7, 2016

LIVINGSTON - Officials say Livingston Parish sales tax collections increased 50 percent over the same month last year as post-flood reconstruction and motor vehicle purchases continued to drive... Read more >

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State tax task force recommends package of changes with broader base and lowered rates

Source: revenue.louisiana.gov - Nov 7, 2016

November 2, 2016 BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s tax system would be simplified with lower rates, fewer exemptions and a broader revenue base under recommendations from the task force charged with... Read more >

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A tale of two tax plans: Studies show impacts Nonpartisan group compares Trump and Clinton proposals

Source: timesunion.com - Nov 7, 2016

One day before the 2016 presidential election, neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump appear to have addressed fundamental flaws in their tax plans that several experts say would exacerbate the... Read more >

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15 Control Tactics of Difficult People Be on the lookout for these, before you get blindsided!

Source: psychologytoday.com - Nov 7, 2016

Most of us come across difficult personalities at some points in our lives. These individuals may exist in our personal or professional environment. Being cognizant of control tactics used by... Read more >

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IRS, Security Summit Partners Expand Identity Theft Safeguards for 2017 Filing Season, Build on 2016 Successes

Source: irs.gov - Nov 4, 2016

IR-2016-144, Nov. 3, 2016 Español WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and... Read more >

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US Anti-Inversion Regulations - Turning Tax On Its Head

Source: tax-news.com - Nov 4, 2016

Lawmakers and the Government in the United States have had several tries at staunching the flow of corporate "inversions" over recent years, but demonstrably they have failed, as recent... Read more >

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How can your employer offer benefits like 'baby cash'?

Source: nola.com - Nov 2, 2016

Like many things in America these days, the story of employee benefits has become a story of the haves and have nots. On the one side are workers -- particularly young ones -- at Silicon Valley... Read more >

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Louisiana budget deficit to hit $313 million -- bigger than previously thought, meaning more cuts

Source: nola.com - Oct 28, 2016

Louisiana's midyear budget deficit is estimated to be around $313 million, larger than originally expected and likely to produce more budget cuts than originally thought to already-stretched state... Read more >

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