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IRS: $153 million in tax refunds still undelivered

Source: money.cnn.com - Dec 1, 2011

By Blake Ellis @CNNMoney November 30, 2011: 2:25 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Internal Revenue Service is holding onto tens of millions of dollars in tax refunds that it hasn't been able to... Read more >

Category: IRS

GOP: Offsetting cuts must cover payroll tax relief

Source: businessweek.com - Dec 1, 2011

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON Any extension of this year's payroll tax cut must be paid for with savings from elsewhere in the budget, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday. Boehner's comment... Read more >

Category: General Business

4 tax tips for unemployed workers

Source: wlox.com - Nov 28, 2011

By Angie Mohr As more U.S. workers find themselves unemployed for long stretches of time, solid tax planning becomes a more important habit. Unemployment can cause changes in your tax bracket and... Read more >

Category: IRS

Tax-free shopping available to international visitors

Source: lsureveille.com - Nov 28, 2011

Baton Rouge will open its first tax-free shopping refund center for international shoppers today at Macy's in the Mall of Louisiana. At the refund center, paperwork for eligible shoppers will be... Read more >

Category: General Business

Amazon Facing End of Sales Tax Loopholes in 2012

Source: law.com - Nov 28, 2011

Brian Glaser Corporate Counsel November 29, 2011 Earlier this year, online retailer Amazon.com massed its legal and political troops to battle the State of California over a proposal to require... Read more >

Category: General Business

Seven tax tips you should start thinking about now

Source: usatoday.com - Nov 23, 2011

By Tina Fineberg, AP file Thinking about taxes in October may be scary for some business owners, but accountants and financial advisors are already looking past seasonal holidays in the fourth... Read more >

Category: IRS

IRS Tax Tips for the End of the Year - Planning now could save you time and money next year.

Source: douglaston.patch.com - Nov 21, 2011

With the current tax year winding down, the Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to plan now and get organized for next year. “With less than two months to go before the end of the... Read more >

Category: IRS

2012 Tax Law Changes Affecting Your 401(k) and IRA

Source: investinganswers.com - Nov 15, 2011

By Christian Hudspeth October 27, 2011 In case you haven't noticed what your wallet has been trying to tell you, the cost of living has been rising lately. According to the Bureau of Labor... Read more >

Category: IRS

Year-End Tax Moves...It's not too late for these tax-saving strategies.

Source: smartmoney.com - Nov 15, 2011

By BILL BISCHOFF With year-end rapidly approaching, it's time to consider making some moves that will cut your tax bill. Before acting on our recommendations, be sure to gauge your 2012 income... Read more >

Category: IRS

How Firms Cope With Slow Payers

Source: online.wsj.com - Nov 15, 2011

Small companies need the business. But they also can't afford to be too lenient. By EMILY MALTBY [HELP] Jason Schneider Call it a cash-crunch contagion. One business owner falls behind on paying... Read more >

Category: General Business

Reverse mortgages can be good source of money for elderly homeowners

Source: fox8live.com - Nov 7, 2011

By Jeff Brown Knight Ridder Newspapers (KRT) All of us who own stocks or stock funds are moaning and groaning about the 3-year-old bear market. But there's another group of sufferers: fixed-income... Read more >

Category: General Business

The Paradox: Doing (or Not Doing) the Work to Live Your Dream

Source: smallbiztrends.com - Nov 7, 2011

A paradox is a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or... Read more >

Category: General Business

5 ways to get that federal contract

Source: washingtonpost.com - Nov 5, 2011

By Marie Johns, Published: November 1 The federal government spends more than $500 billion a year in contracts, making it the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Small businesses... Read more >

Category: General Business

Flexible spending accounts can stretch your salary

Source: nola.com - Nov 1, 2011

It's open enrollment at our office, and I was considering opening a health care flexible spending account, but I heard that some of the rules are changing for this type of account. Can you... Read more >

Category: IRS

Remember covenant when selling a home that received Road Home assistance

Source: nola.com - Nov 1, 2011

From Times Picayune's "The Answer Spot": I am planning to sell my house. I received a Road Home grant several years ago, and the property has been completely restored with the exception of an... Read more >

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