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Where's My Refund?

Source: esweb.revenue.louisiana.gov - Feb 18, 2013

Under LDR’s new fraud prevention system, all state income tax returns are subject to verification with state-of-the-art identity authentication software. The first tax returns will be processed... Read more >

Category: General Business

Florida hit by

Source: news.yahoo.com - Feb 18, 2013

By David Adams | Reuters – Sun, Feb 17, 2013 MIAMI (Reuters) - Bruce Parton was only a few weeks from retirement after 30 years as a mail carrier in sunny Florida. He never lived to fulfill his... Read more >

Category: IRS

IRS Intensifies Crackdown Against Refund Fraud

Source: tax-news.com - Feb 8, 2013

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 08 February 2013 Continuing its enforcement push against tax refund fraud and identity theft, the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has... Read more >

Category: General Business

Louisiana taxpayers have choices for state income tax refunds

Source: rev.state.la.us - Feb 8, 2013

February 07, 2013 BATON ROUGE – Louisiana taxpayers can choose between three methods of payment for state income tax refunds. Taxpayers who file their state income taxes electronically can... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Restored Payroll Tax Pinches Those Who Earn the Least

Source: nytimes.com - Feb 8, 2013

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Published: February 7, 2013 Jack Andrews and his wife no longer enjoy what they call date night, their once-a-month outing to the movies and a steak dinner at Logan’s... Read more >

Category: General Business

How to Choose a Tax Preparer

Source: latimes.com - Jan 30, 2013

By STEPHEN D. FROIKIN Special to The Chicago Tribune OK. So you've decided to skip the sharp pencil routine this year and let someone else prepare your taxes. Who should it be? Aunt Millie? A CPA?... Read more >

Category: General Business

IRS To Accept Returns Claiming Education Credits by Mid-February

Source: irs.gov - Jan 30, 2013

R-2013-10, Jan. 28, 2013 WASHINGTON — As preparations continue for the Jan. 30 opening of the 2013 filing season for most taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that processing... Read more >

Category: IRS

IRS Provides Updated Withholding Guidance for 2013

Source: irs.gov - Jan 28, 2013

IR-2013-1, Jan. 3, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released updated income-tax withholding tables for 2013 reflecting this week’s changes by Congress. The updated tables,... Read more >

Category: General Business

Jefferson Parish economic developers planning the first Jefferson-specific business pitch contest

Source: nola.com - Jan 23, 2013

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on January 23, 2013 at 12:08 PM, updated January 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM The Jefferson Economic Development Commission is taking applications for the... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Tax-Free Transfers to Charity Renewed For IRA Owners 70½ or Older; Rollovers This Month Can Still Count For 2012

Source: irs.gov - Jan 23, 2013

IR-2013-6, Jan. 16, 2013 WASHINGTON — Certain owners of individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) have a limited time to make tax-free transfers to eligible charities and have them count for... Read more >

Category: IRS

Tax overhaul discussed at LABI

Source: theadvocate.com - Jan 15, 2013

BY MICHELLE MILLHOLLON Capitol news bureau January 15, 2013 As he builds his tax package, Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to keep economic development incentives in place and forego any property tax... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

IRS Announces Simplified Option for Claiming Home Office Deduction Starting This Year; Eligible Home-Based Businesses May Deduct up to $1,500; Saves Taxpayers 1.6 Million Hours A Year

Source: irs.gov - Jan 15, 2013

IR-2013-5, Jan. 15, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a simplified option that many owners of home-based businesses and some home-based workers may use to figure... Read more >

Category: IRS

Jindal proposes getting rid of income taxes

Source: wdsu.com - Jan 12, 2013

Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to eliminate Louisiana's personal and business income taxes, in exchange for higher state sales taxes and the removal of some tax breaks. Jindal's shopping the idea... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

IRS Plans Jan. 30 Tax Season Opening For 1040 Filers

Source: irs.gov - Jan 8, 2013

IR-2013-2, Jan. 8, 2013 WASHINGTON — Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced today it plans... Read more >

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IRS Announces Delayed Tax Filing Season

Source: forbes.com - Jan 8, 2013

Good things come to those who wait, right? It turns out that tax season won’t begin on January 22, 2013, after all – not that we expected as much. The Internal Revenue Service has announced... Read more >

Category: IRS