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IRS Staffing for Health Care Reform Called into Question

Source: accountingtoday.com - Jul 27, 2012

By Michael Cohn The Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job of estimating its staffing needs for implementing the Affordable Care Act, according to a new government report. The report,... Read more >

Category: IRS

Some lose homes over a pittance in back taxes, report says

Source: nola.com - Jul 10, 2012

The elderly and other vulnerable homeowners are losing their homes because they owe as little as a few hundred dollars in back taxes, according to a report from a consumer group. Outdated state... Read more >

Category: General Business

Prepare for Hurricanes, Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records

Source: irs.gov - Jul 10, 2012

WASHINGTON — With the early start of this year’s hurricane season, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard themselves against natural disasters by taking... Read more >

Category: IRS

Obama Repeats Call For Only Middle-Class Tax Cuts

Source: tax-news.com - Jul 10, 2012

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 10 July 2012 United States President Barack Obama has repeated his call for the Bush tax cuts to be renewed only for ‘middle class’ Americans, and... Read more >

Category: IRS

IRS steps up scrutiny of tax-exempt political groups

Source: ca.news.yahoo.com - Jul 2, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service is signaling that it will increase its scrutiny of tax-exempt political organizations, which are becoming a force in elections by raising tens of... Read more >

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What 'Obamacare' means for taxes The sweeping health care law, upheld Thursday by the Supreme Court, includes changes for next year.

Source: money.msn.com - Jul 2, 2012

By MSN Money partner Fri 12:09 PM This post comes from Bill Bischoff at partner site SmartMoney. President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, which was deemed constitutional Thursday by the... Read more >

Category: General Business

Louisiana film industry booming on 10-year anniversary of tax credit

Source: wwltv.com - Jul 2, 2012

Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: bcapo@wwltv.com | Twitter: @billcapo NEW ORLEANS -- At the University of New Orleans Nims Center Studios, two television shows and a movie are in the works, and... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

What Farmers Need to Know About Audits

Source: smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com - Jul 2, 2012

By Bonnie Lee Published June 29, 2012 FOXBusiness Audit techniques vary for different businesses, so small business owners need to be armed with how an agent might approach their inspection. The... Read more >

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What the health care ruling means to you

Source: cnn.com - Jun 28, 2012

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act means that the predictions about how it will affect all Americans remain in place. Read the court ruling (.PDF):... Read more >

Category: IRS

Midyear tax checkup makes extra sense this year

Source: finance.yahoo.com - Jun 28, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ready or not, big changes lie ahead for virtually every U.S. taxpayer next year. Tax cuts put into place under the Bush administration that slashed rates on wages, dividends and... Read more >

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This Woman Was Charged With One Of Oregon's Biggest Tax Frauds Ever

Source: finance.yahoo.com - Jun 17, 2012

An Oregon woman is on the hook for what could be one of the largest cases of tax fraud in the state's history, reports Oregon Live's Harry Esteve. Krystle Marie Reyes, of Salem, Ore. allegedly... Read more >

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Ten Reasons to Hire a Veteran

Source: smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com - Jun 13, 2012

Hiring military veterans is good for business, according to a new study. Conducted by the Washington think tank Center for a New American Security, the study uncovers why companies hire veterans... Read more >

Category: General Business

How to Finance Your Startup Without Loans

Source: smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com - Jun 13, 2012

What are some ideas for financing your new startup -- without bank loans? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization... Read more >

Category: General Business

Newlyweds should take steps before filing income tax

Source: nola.com - Jun 13, 2012

From "The Answer Spot" By The Times-Picayune: My husband and I got married at the end of May. Are there any steps we should take before filing our taxes next year? There are a couple of... Read more >

Category: IRS

UNO students can get help launching their businesses

Source: nola.com - Jun 13, 2012

Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:13 PM Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:50 PM John Pope, The Times-Picayune University of New Orleans students who want to start their own businesses can... Read more >

Category: General Business