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No worries of rigged voting in Louisiana

Source: arklatexhomepage.com - Oct 20, 2016

Election officials are not worried about rigged voting in the state of Louisiana. Secretary of State, Tom Schedler say he is comfortable with the system because there are a series of checks and... Read more >

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IRS Can Audit 3 Or 6 Years, But California Can Audit Forever

Source: forbes.com - Oct 20, 2016

You may think about the IRS when you think taxes. But if you live or do business in California, we have high individual (13.3%) and business (8.84%) tax rates. Add the state’s notoriously... Read more >

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Social Security Taxes to Rise for Higher-Income Americans

Source: wsj.com - Oct 20, 2016

Higher-income workers will pay more in payroll taxes next year to support Social Security, while retirees and other program beneficiaries see a scant increase in their monthly benefits. Nearly 66... Read more >

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Louisiana among just five states where tax rate on cell phone service is below sales tax rate, study says

Source: businessreport.com - Oct 19, 2016

For once, Louisiana is at the bottom of a national ranking for a good reason. On average, Louisianans pay 1.54 percentage points less in taxes for cell phone service than they do in sales taxes,... Read more >

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It could be the nation’s first carbon tax. And environmentalists are fighting over it

Source: washingtonpost.com - Oct 19, 2016

A new initiative slated for the ballot in Washington state next month would create the first-ever carbon tax to be implemented in the United States. But while the initiative promises to fight... Read more >

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Consumer prices increase along with gas costs

Source: nola.com - Oct 19, 2016

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices increased in September at the fastest pace since the spring as gasoline costs jumped after declining for two straight months, the Labor Department said Tuesday (Oct.... Read more >

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Year-End Financial Planning To-Dos for Investors

Source: morningstar.com - Oct 14, 2016

hristine Benz: Hi, I'm Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. The fourth quarter will soon be upon us. Joining me to share some year-end financial planning to-dos is Tim Steffen, he's director of... Read more >

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Social Security: 5 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits

Source: fool.com - Oct 10, 2016

It's hard to imagine what retirement would look like for our country without Social Security. The program lifts millions of senior citizens out of what would be an impoverished existence. At the... Read more >

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Mississippi ranked as top tax-friendly state for retirees

Source: wdam.com - Oct 10, 2016

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - New data from Kiplinger ranks Mississippi as the fourth most tax-friendly state for retirees in the United States. "It's awesome," said Chad Newell, president of the Area... Read more >

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Three individuals allege their landlords overcharged them for utility bills, taxes

Source: louisianarecord.com - Oct 7, 2016

Three individuals allege their landlords overcharged them for real estate taxes and utility bills for a property they rent as a restaurant. Timothy Dubuclet, Tanya Dubuclet and Tana Montrel filed... Read more >

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Millennial Money Scams: Five Ways To Protect Your Stash

Source: forbes.com - Oct 7, 2016

I’m always surprised by people who are unaware of the extent of cyber-thievery. It’s currently one of the biggest global crime enterprises and is being perpetrated 24/7. So how do you protect... Read more >

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Employee Theft: Corporate America’s Dirty Little Secret

Source: businessmagazinegainesville.com - Oct 6, 2016

A few years ago, one of my pizza drivers embezzled thousands of dollars from my company. Over a long period of time, he systematically did this by manipulating receipts. He was clever and crafty... Read more >

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Indian Police Arrest 70 for Targeting Americans in Tax Scam

Source: The scamming arena had quieted down for a while, but here's a great piece of news: http - Oct 6, 2016

Indian police have arrested 70 people and are questioning hundreds more after uncovering a massive scam to cheat thousands of Americans out of millions of dollars by posing as U.S. tax authorities... Read more >

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Future of short-term rentals in New Orleans to remain up in air after latest delay

Source: theadvocate.com - Oct 5, 2016

The New Orleans City Council will once again delay a vote on the hotly contested issue of how short-term rentals should be regulated in the city. The vote was scheduled for Thursday but has been... Read more >

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City set to pay $500k more for homeless shelter property than current value

Source: fox8live.com - Oct 5, 2016

The City of New Orleans could end up paying a half-million dollars more than what the assessor currently says the property is worth to build a homeless shelter residents do not want. According to... Read more >

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