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Tulane hosting talk on organizing corporate boards for family-owned businesses

Source: nola.com - Sep 4, 2014

A presentation on how best to organize governing boards for family-owned businesses takes place at Tulane University on Sept. 12. The Tulane Family Business Center is hosting a speaker, JoAnne... Read more >

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Early tax planning may be needed because of the Affordable Care Act

Source: washingtonpost.com - Aug 28, 2014

Having gone through tax season not that long ago, you may not want to face any issues related to your tax situation until next year. But some of you may need to do some tax planning now... Read more >

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California drivers brace for costly new gas tax

Source: foxnews.com - Aug 28, 2014

Californians already pay the nation's second highest gas tax at 68 cents a gallon -- and now it will go up again in January to pay for a first-in-the-nation climate change law. "I didn't know... Read more >

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Burger King stock soars on whopper of a tax deal

Source: usatoday.com - Aug 25, 2014

Burger King is working on a whopper of a business deal. The burger chain is in talks with Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons about merging, a plan that, if accomplished, would create the... Read more >

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Ascension assessor uses technology to more accurately determine property tax values

Source: nola.com - Aug 19, 2014

GONZALES (AP) — Knowledge is power — and, in Ascension Parish, it apparently also means a lot more tax revenue for local government. With a trove of new data collected earlier this year... Read more >

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Louisiana one of seven states to record significant rise in unemployment last month, magazine reports

Source: nola.com - Aug 19, 2014

Louisiana was one of seven states with "statistically significant" increases in unemployment last month, Governing magazine reports. Louisiana joined Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont,... Read more >

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Tax Burden in U.S. Not as Heavy as It Looks, Report Says

Source: dealbook.nytimes.com - Aug 19, 2014

For years, chief executives have complained bitterly about the United States corporate tax code, arguing that it is too complicated and that rates are too high. The issue has reached a near boiling... Read more >

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US Corporate Capex Not Affected By Tax Incentive Renewal

Source: tax-news.com - Aug 15, 2014

Bloomberg BNA has issued a new study that cast doubts on the efficacy of United States tax incentives in boosting corporate capital expenditure, and pointed out the relative indifference of... Read more >

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Tax Dodgers' Land for Sale; May Be Booby-Trapped

Source: abcnews.go.com - Aug 15, 2014

The New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months is being sold at auction — even as... Read more >

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Studyin' up on back-to-school tax breaks

Source: philly.com - Aug 11, 2014

WASHINGTON - It's back-to-school shopping season, meaning parents everywhere are dragging their kids to the store to stock up on notebooks and supplies or to nab the perfect first-day-of-school... Read more >

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Fictitious Applicants Able to Get U.S. Health-Insurance Tax Credits

Source: online.wsj.com - Jul 25, 2014

Fictitious applicants who went on the federal exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act were able to fraudulently get approved for coverage and health-insurance tax credits, according to a new... Read more >

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Tale of the Tapes: IRS head confirms investigators have found backup tapes in Lerner probe

Source: foxnews.com - Jul 25, 2014

The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing "backup tapes" -- despite earlier IRS claims... Read more >

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Appeals court panels issue split decision on Obamacare

Source: usatoday.com - Jul 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — A divided federal appeals court panel dealt a potentially major blow to President Obama's health care law Tuesday, ruling that participants in health exchanges run by the federal... Read more >

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Obama: Tax-fleeing companies ‘wrong’

Source: spokesman.com - Jul 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES – President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to end a controversial practice that allows U.S. companies to relocate abroad to avoid paying billions of dollars in federal... Read more >

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Six Reasons Why You Should File Now vs. Filing for an Extension

Source: huffingtonpost.com - Apr 1, 2014

Every April, taxpayers procrastinate and wait until the last minute to file their tax returns. According to the IRS about 28 percent of taxpayers wait until these last weeks to prepare their... Read more >

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