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Congressman to Drew Brees: 'I'll Chair Your Political Campaign ... Seriously'

Source: tmz.com - Jan 31, 2017

Drew Brees is getting some HUGE support for his possible political career -- with one of Louisiana's most powerful politicians offering to chair Drew's campaign in the state. We spoke with U.S.... Read more >

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Markets Say Trump's Tax Reform Needs Some Love

Source: foxbusiness.com - Jan 31, 2017

Is the Trump Rally officially over? Not by a long shot, traders and investors say, unless the President continues to waffle on the very platforms that triggered the market rally in the first place:... Read more >

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5 tax changes you need to know about for the 2017 filing season

Source: finance.yahoo.com - Jan 28, 2017

It’s officially tax season, but before you start tracking down receipts and filling in income boxes, there are a few changes from last year that you need to know about. Delay in getting refund... Read more >

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Will you soon be able to 'live, work and play' at The Esplanade in Kenner?

Source: nola.com - Jan 28, 2017

"Live, work and play." The three words are a pet phrase of urban planners, developers and politicians. They have even started surfacing as leaders describe efforts to turn The Esplanade mall in... Read more >

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What if You Forget to Put a W-2 on Your Taxes?

Source: budgeting.thenest.com - Jan 28, 2017

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service receives thousands of income tax returns that contain errors. These errors range from common mathematical mistakes to incorrect personal information. If your... Read more >

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Six productions underway in Hollywood South after slow 2016

Source: wafb.com - Jan 27, 2017

Production crews are again rolling through the gates at Celtic Media with work underway on a new indie film called Starbright. It's one of six TV and movie productions currently underway in... Read more >

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Tracking Trump: 6 things New Orleans needs to know

Source: nola.com - Jan 27, 2017

President Donald Trump took his first major steps toward making good on a campaign pledge to crack down on illegal immigration into the United States with the signing of two executive orders... Read more >

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Claiming parents and adult kids as dependents

Source: taxprotoday.com - Jan 27, 2017

Changing national demographics may be producing a new kind of dependent: parents and adult children of middle-aged taxpayers, according to the National Association of Enrolled Agents. “If you... Read more >

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La. state income tax filing begins Feb. 6

Source: kplctv.com - Jan 25, 2017

The Louisiana Department of Revenue will begin processing 2016 state individual income tax returns on Monday, Feb. 6. Louisiana File Online is the state's free web portal for individual and... Read more >

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How the GOP's tax plan could hurt the value of your home

Source: aol.com - Jan 25, 2017

Until recently, the mortgage interest deduction was right up there with Social Security as a sacrosanct institution on Capitol Hill, protected by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Backed by the... Read more >

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Experts: Small businesses should start 2017's tax planning now

Source: crainsdetroit.com - Jan 25, 2017

Little can be done to help small business owners get their finances straight in time for tax filings this April. However, if they haven't filed taxes yet, they can still try to maximize benefits... Read more >

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Trump's 1st Executive Order Pulls US Out Of TPP

Source: tax-news.com - Jan 24, 2017

President Donald Trump has followed through on his previous policy statements by signing an executive order to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In the past, the... Read more >

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2017 Tax Guide: Deductions And Audit Risk

Source: forbes.com - Jan 24, 2017

Compare your write-offs to those of your income peers Are your 2016 itemized deductions going to be fat enough to trigger an audit? We have numbers that will help you judge the risks. This table... Read more >

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Tax season opens: 2016 returns now being accepted

Source: nola.com - Jan 23, 2017

Let the 2017 tax season begin! Starting Monday (Jan. 23), the Louisiana Department of Revenue will be accepting 2016 state individual income tax returns, the same day that the Internal Revenue... Read more >

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Trump tells manufacturers he will cut regulations, taxes

Source: neworleanscitybusiness.com - Jan 23, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump met with a dozen prominent American manufacturers at the White House on Monday, promising them he would slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warning them of... Read more >

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