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'It's just wrong': Thousands in limbo as Louisiana's solar tax credits dwindle

Source: nola.com - Aug 3, 2016

Michele Eichhorn thought she was making a wise investment in April when she and her husband opted to buy solar panels for their family home in River Ridge. She felt a sense of pride when she first... Read more >

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Summer Tax Tips for Your Clients and Their Children

Source: accountingtoday.com - Aug 3, 2016

The summer has started and summer camp bills have been paid. Summer camp is a great way to keep our children busy and looked after while we are working. But it comes at a steep price. Summer camp... Read more >

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Tech firm wants to match New Orleans hourly workers with jobs

Source: nola.com - Jul 7, 2016

Shiftgig, a technology company that links employers with locally available, hourly workers, has opened a New Orleans office. The company is the latest to move in as city leaders work to attract... Read more >

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Report: Louisiana has nation’s highest sales tax rate

Source: theneworleansadvocate.com - Jul 7, 2016

Louisiana officially started the new budget year with the nation’s highest sales tax rate, according to a new analysis from a nonpartisan think tank devoted to tax issues. The Tax Foundation... Read more >

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'Everybody is fine, relatively speaking': Louisiana government continues search for what to cut out of budget

Source: theadvocate.com - Jul 5, 2016

With the holiday over, state officials begin Tuesday to earnestly apply their portion of $326.5 million in cuts to their agency’s budgets. The leaders of state offices and departments already... Read more >

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Darling No More: Hollywood Flees Louisiana for Sweeter Taxes

Source: abcnews.go.com - Jul 5, 2016

It's the middle of a recent work day inside a Hollywood-style movie studio in downtown New Orleans, and Trey Burvant turns off the lights on an empty Stage 1. He heads over to stages 2 and 3, and... Read more >

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Louisiana shifts tone on tax breaks for business

Source: wbrz.com - Jul 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE - After years of generosity with tax breaks and subsidies, Louisiana’s leaders are taking a new approach with business, responding to years of budget problems with scaled back support... Read more >

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A look at long-term capital gains tax rates

Source: bankrate.com - Jun 27, 2016

Money gurus are always preaching long-term investing. Not only will that give you a better shot at earning more, it'll also get you a lower tax rate when you sell your assets. But exactly what... Read more >

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5 Principles for Navigating Complex Property/Casualty Claims

Source: insurancejournal.com - Jun 22, 2016

Property/casualty losses arising from construction defects, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fires, industrial accidents, tornadoes or any number of other perils can strike at almost any time. When... Read more >

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IRS: Woman pleads guilty to $1.17M tax scam

Source: cincinnati.com - Jun 22, 2016

A woman who filed false claims for income tax refunds of more than $1.17 million pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Ohio Tuesday. Mariamne McKinstry, 38, of Roselawn, faces five years in... Read more >

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Senate Hearing Criticizes IRS's Anti-ID Tax Fraud Efforts

Source: tax-news.com - Apr 27, 2016

The US House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing on April 19 to review the 2016 tax filing season, which ended on April 18, and, in particular, to discuss... Read more >

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Over Half Of US Taxpayers Fear ID Theft Loss

Source: tax-news.com - Apr 27, 2016

Half of US adults believe it is at least "somewhat likely" that they will fall victim to some form of identity theft that results in financial loss in 2017, according a poll from the American... Read more >

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Consumer Alert: Scammers Change Tactics, Once Again

Source: irs.gov - Mar 23, 2016

IR-2016-40, March 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, but now the IRS is receiving new reports... Read more >

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Who will pay? Louisiana tax bills target smokers, drinkers, travelers, businesses, more

Source: theneworleansadvocate.com - Mar 11, 2016

Louisiana's lawmakers wrapped up work Wednesday in a special legislative session aimed at balancing this year's budget. Here's a look at some of the bills that passed and that failed to win... Read more >

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Half of Free E-File Services Don’t Protect Consumers Enough: Audit

Source: accountingtoday.com - Feb 26, 2016

Six of 13 IRS-approved free e-filing services Web sites failed in taking steps to help protect consumers from fraudulent and malicious e-mail, according to a recent audit. The Online Trust... Read more >

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