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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 >

Category: IRS

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 >

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Here's What's in the Fiscal-Cliff Deal

Source: nationaljournal.com - Jan 2, 2013

Congress on New Year's Day approved legislation to address the year-end tax hikes and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. The measure passed the House late on Tuesday after the Senate approved... Read more >

Category: General Business

Congress approves fiscal crisis bill

Source: foxnews.com - Jan 2, 2013

Congress gave its final approval Tuesday to a bill halting massive tax hikes and delaying a risky round of spending cuts, sending the package to the president’s desk and likely averting for now... Read more >

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It's up to the House: fiscal cliff faces Republican-controlled territory

Source: cnn.com - Jan 1, 2013

(CNN) -- If a Senate deal to avert the fiscal cliff becomes law, all but a sliver of the U.S. population will avoid higher tax rates, some key issues will be put off for two months, and all sides... Read more >

Category: General Business

EP Tax Commission opposes state tax collection

Source: evangelinetoday.com - Dec 26, 2012

The Evangeline Parish Tax Commission again discussed a possible state takeover of local sales tax collections, during its monthly meeting on December 19. The commissioners discussed the matter... Read more >

Category: General Business

Over the fiscal cliff: What kind of landing?

Source: durangoherald.com - Dec 26, 2012

By CONNIE CASS Associated Press Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Christmas break. "God only knows" how... Read more >

Category: General Business

GAO Report Examines Social Security Overpayments

Source: tax-news.com - Dec 20, 2012

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 19 December 2012 A report prepared by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program has... Read more >

Category: General Business

Louisiana economy is strong, Jindal declares

Source: nola.com - Dec 20, 2012

by Carlos Sanchez, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Louisiana's economy is strong because of the right climate of low taxes, a revamped workforce training program, tough new ethics laws and bold... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

"Fiscal cliff" talks stalled, House to vote on "Plan B"

Source: cbsnews.com - Dec 20, 2012

WASHINGTON The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year, sparing most workers from a tax hike but leaving in place... Read more >

Category: General Business

SO WHO’S AFRAID OF THE FISCAL CLIFF?

Source: jimbrownla.com - Dec 13, 2012

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 Baton Rouge, Louisiana What’s most memorable about January 1, 2000? That was the day, experts of all types warned, that the economies and businesses of world were... Read more >

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Medical director says Blue Cross preparing for $90M in new taxes from 'Obamacare'

Source: businessreport.com - Dec 13, 2012

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana expects to pay $90 million in new taxes in the first year to fund rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," says Chief... Read more >

Category: General Business

I-10 eastbound lanes to close in Metairie starting Thursday night

Source: nola.com - Dec 13, 2012

Interstate 10 eastbound in a section of Metairie will see night-time lane closures starting Thursday and through Saturday morning, as crews plan to remove overhead signage. The work, between... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Bribery allegations dog Jefferson Parish code inspectors

Source: nola.com - Dec 13, 2012

By Drew Broach, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on December 12, 2012 Bribery allegations against some Jefferson Parish building code inspectors are the subject of a criminal investigation by the... Read more >

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