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Earned Income Tax Credit; Do I Qualify?

Source: irs.gov - Feb 6, 2014

FS-2014-4, January 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a financial boost for people working hard to make ends meet. Millions of workers may qualify for the first time this year due to... Read more >

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IRS Would Be Challenged By Any Future ACA Changes

Source: tax-news.com - Feb 6, 2014

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 05 February 2014 The primary finding of a report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is that the United States... Read more >

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11 key tax changes for 2014

Source: finance.yahoo.com - Feb 1, 2014

By Bill Bischoff January 22, 2014 8:59 AM The last few years have featured so many tax changes that it is hard to keep them straight. For some help, here’s a quick summary of what I think are... Read more >

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Beanie Babies creator avoids prison time for tax evasion

Source: foxnews.com - Jan 15, 2014

The billionaire businessman behind Beanie Babies learned Tuesday that he won't go to prison for hiding at least $25 million from U.S. tax authorities, and the judge who gave him two years'... Read more >

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You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch: Christmas Tree Tax Proposal Returns

Source: forbes.com - Dec 18, 2013

Kelly Phillips Erb, Contributor It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Like many families, we spent the last few days decorating for the holidays – and that included putting up our... Read more >

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6 End-Of-Year Questions To Ask Your Tax Advisor

Source: forbes.com - Dec 16, 2013

Your end-of-year to-do list may seem full already. But it’s not complete unless it includes a conversation with your accountant. Now that you can see how your year has ended up — whether... Read more >

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8 Tax Breaks Expiring at the End of 2013 From mortgage insurance premiums to teachers’ classroom expenses, don’t miss out on these tax breaks

Source: money.usnews.com - Dec 16, 2013

By Susan Johnston April 15 may seem like a long way off, but with a little planning before the end of the year, you could take advantage of tax breaks to help you lower your tax bill. Several tax... Read more >

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High sales taxes, complex code causes Louisiana to slip in national tax ranking

Source: nola.com - Oct 28, 2013

By Lauren McGaughy, NOLA.com | The Times Picayune Louisiana's individual income, property and corporate tax rates have relatively favorable rates compared to other states, but the complexity of... Read more >

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U.S. House passes a delay to flood insurance rate increases

Source: theadvocate.com - Jun 7, 2013

by jordan blum Advocate Washington bureau June 07, 2013 3 Comments WASHINGTON — The congressional fight to avoid potentially skyrocketing flood insurance rate increases in Louisiana and... Read more >

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Taxes for business travelers: What is and isn't deductible

Source: usatoday.com - Jun 7, 2013

5:54 p.m. EDT April 8, 2013 African safaris. Drinks at strip clubs. Gifts for wives and children. Wine-tasting trips. An orthopedic "doughnut" cushion. Accountants and other tax experts say... Read more >

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Summer Job Tax Information for Students

Source: irs.gov - Jun 4, 2013

IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2013-10 When summer vacation begins, classroom learning ends for most students. Even so, summer doesn’t have to mean a complete break from learning. Students starting... Read more >

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What if you never file your tax return? Commentary: Answer the IRS’s calls, save money

Source: marketwatch.com - May 22, 2013

By Eva Rosenberg, MarketWatch The Internal Revenue Service hasn't been under such intense public scrutiny since the hearings in the 1990s that led to the Tax Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998... Read more >

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How to Tell If the IRS Is Eyeing You

Source: cnbc.com - May 17, 2013

Published: Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:46 AM ET By: Kelley Holland News Writer You consider yourself a law abiding citizen, and you are not starting a nonprofit organization with conservative ties.... Read more >

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US Accountants Comment On Home Office Deduction

Source: tax-news.com - May 17, 2013

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 17 May 2013 The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has recommended, in a letter to the United States Internal Revenue Service... Read more >

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Louisiana Ranks High For Small Business Friendliness

Source: 710keel.com - May 15, 2013

Louisiana ranks # 7 on a good list. Thumbtack.com has released its annual study on small business friendliness, and we scored a B+ overall. The rankings are based on a survey of more than 7,700... Read more >

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