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Study shows Mississippians smoking less since 2009 tax increase

Source: blog.gulflive.com - Oct 22, 2012

By The Associated Press on October 22, 2012 at 8:54 AM, updated October 22, 2012 at 8:57 AM JACKSON, Mississippi -- Higher cigarette taxes may be helping to drive down smoking in Mississippi.... Read more >

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Energy-efficiency improvements can make New Orleans business owners eligible for low-interest loans

Source: nola.com - Oct 16, 2012

By Richard Thompson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. on October 15, 2012 at 5:14 PM, updated October 15, 2012 at 10:09 PM NOLA Wise, a $15 million city-run program that has made low-interest loans... Read more >

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Harahan property tax to be levied by City Council

Source: nola.com - Oct 16, 2012

By Drew Broach, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on October 15, 2012 at 5:20 PM, updated October 15, 2012 at 10:09 PM Harahan's property tax comes up for a City Council vote Thursday night, and... Read more >

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DEALBOOK; Welcoming Higher Taxes, But Not That High

Source: query.nytimes.com - Oct 16, 2012

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN Published: October 9, 2012 PARIS -- A little over a year ago, some of the most prominent and wealthy executives in France signed a petition seeking higher taxes on... Read more >

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Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers Have More Time to Replace Livestock, 43 States Affected

Source: irs.gov - Oct 16, 2012

IR-2012-72, Sept. 25, 2012 WASHINGTON — Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an... Read more >

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Tax tactics to make your retirement cash last

Source: finance.yahoo.com - Oct 10, 2012

By Kandice Bridges | Bankrate.com What's your biggest challenge in retirement, besides making your money last for your lifetime? It's taking retirement plan distributions in such a way as to... Read more >

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How a Payroll Tax Hike Could Actually Help You

Source: finance.yahoo.com - Oct 10, 2012

By Rick Newman | U.S.News & World Report LP – Thu, Oct 4, 2012 12:48 PM EDT New Year's Day seems likely to usher in one unwelcome change for most American workers in 2013: An automatic tax... Read more >

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Small business loan fund is accepting applications from New Orleans residents

Source: nola.com - Oct 5, 2012

By Richard Thompson, Staff writer on October 03, 2012 at 5:51 PM, updated October 04, 2012 at 7:44 AM The New Orleans Small Business Assistance Fund, a $2 million financing program that provides... Read more >

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Groups: Preserve state tax breaks

Source: theadvocate.com - Oct 2, 2012

BY MICHELLE MILLHOLLON Capitol news bureau October 01, 2012 Legislators heard pitches Friday to preserve tax breaks for truckers, tourists and patients. The Revenue Study Commission is combing... Read more >

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Huge tax increase looms at year-end 'fiscal cliff'

Source: hosted.ap.org - Oct 2, 2012

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail to renew a... Read more >

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IRS Criticized For Missed Contacts With Business Late Payers

Source: tax-news.com - Oct 1, 2012

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 28 September 2012 The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) took positive steps to communicate with and educate business taxpayers about a new... Read more >

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Obama's 18 small business tax cuts - explained

Source: money.cnn.com - Sep 25, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- President Obama often touts his 18 small business tax cuts, but there's some confusion as to what they really are. Many are renewals of tax breaks that already existed.... Read more >

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Make These Tax Moves Before the End of the Year--Squeeze in these strategies over the next few months to save big before April 15

Source: money.usnews.com - Sep 25, 2012

Late summer can be the best time for last-minute tax planning because you still have several months to meet end-of-the-year deadlines that can minimize your tax bill in the spring. Follow these... Read more >

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Economists say higher taxes, cuts needed

Source: theadvocate.com - Sep 25, 2012

NEW YORK — The best way to reduce the federal deficit is through a combination of higher taxes and spending cuts, according to a group of economists. The 236 members of the National Association... Read more >

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Tulane Business Forum emphasizing growth

Source: theadvocate.com - Sep 25, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — The Tulane Business Forum will emphasize economic growth in the region in its 33rd year, with a theme of “Scoring Big: Building on Business Victories.” The forum will be held... Read more >

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