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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 >

Category: Louisiana

If you're newly married, take early steps to smooth tax preparation

Source: nola.com - Oct 24, 2011

From Times Picayune's "The Answer Spot": My husband and I got married at the end of the summer. Are there any steps we should take before filing our taxes in the spring? There are a couple of... Read more >

Category: IRS

In 2012, Many Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments

Source: irs.gov - Oct 24, 2011

IR-2011-104, Oct. 20, 2011 WASHINGTON — For tax year 2012, personal exemptions and standard deductions will rise and tax brackets will widen due to inflation, the Internal Revenue Service... Read more >

Category: IRS

Louisiana Breastfeeding Sales Tax Exemption

Source: revenue.louisiana.gov - Oct 6, 2011

Act 331 of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature enacts La. R.S. 47:305.67 to create an exemption from state sales and use tax for breastfeeding items beginning October 1, 2011.... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Tax-return-related scams popping up around Louisiana

Source: nola.com - Sep 3, 2011

The fliers increasingly popping up around many community churches seem harmless enough. They are handwritten, include a first name and local phone number, and offer exactly what any taxpayer would... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Many Back-to-School Expenses Eligible for Louisiana State Income Tax Deductions

Source: bayoubuzz.com - Sep 3, 2011

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Revenue reminds shoppers to hold on to their receipts while shopping for uniforms, books, supplies, and other items students will need for the new school... Read more >

Category: Louisiana