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Ferrari Crackdown: Italy Declaring War on Tax Cheats

Source: abcnews.go.com - May 23, 2012

By NICK SCHIFRIN (@nickschifrin) and PHOEBE NATANSON May 22, 2012 The Ferrari races through a small Italian town, accelerating around cobbled street corners. A police officer stops the car that... Read more >

Category: General Business

IRS Whistleblower Programme Still Needs Improvement

Source: tax-news.com - May 11, 2012

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 11 May 2012 The whistleblower programme operated by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has still not fully and adequately addressed internal... Read more >

Category: IRS

Report: Jeff. Parish council’s contract selection process “uniquely vulnerable to abuse”

Source: bgr.org - May 11, 2012

May 10, 2012 By Dennis Woltering WWL-TV NEW ORLEANS — The Bureau of Governmental Research is calling for significant reforms in the Jefferson Parish government contracting process, calling the... Read more >

Category: General Business

MAYOR LANDRIEU’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO KICK OFF FOURTH SERIES OF BUSINESS INFORMATION SESSIONS

Source: nola.gov - May 11, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA—On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development will host its fourth series of Business Information Sessions featuring helpful information,... Read more >

Category: General Business

Startup business conference today at NOMA

Source: nola.com - May 3, 2012

By Jaquetta White, The Times-Picayune Launch Fest 2012, a day long conference for startup enterprises, will take place at the New Orleans Museum of Art today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event... Read more >

Category: General Business

5 Good Reasons to Amend Your Tax Return — and How

Source: houselogic.com - May 3, 2012

Missed tax deduction? Overlooked tax credit? Get what’s coming to you by amending your return. Your home is a great source of tax savings if you know what qualifies and don’t forget to claim... Read more >

Category: IRS

State of GA gears up for 2012 Sales Tax Holiday (Aug 10-11 and Oct 5 - 7)

Source: etax.dor.ga.gov - May 1, 2012

A) O.C.G.A. § 48-8-3(75)(A) and (82)(A) provide exemptions from Georgia state and local sales and use tax. The exemptions will apply to certain items of tangible personal property sold during a... Read more >

Category: Other States

Request state tax filing extensions before the May 15 filing deadline

Source: rev.louisiana.gov - May 1, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana taxpayers who need more time to file their 2011 state individual income tax returns must request an extension on or before the May 15, 2012, due date. Visit... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

The Deadline's Passed. Now What?

Source: irs.gov - Apr 18, 2012

The tax filing and paying deadline has come and gone, but many people may have leftover business to sort out. Click on the underlined items for additional information. [NOTE FROM LARRY'S: IF YOU... Read more >

Category: IRS

Taxmageddon coming? Answer could cost Americans $500 billion

Source: foxnews.com - Apr 18, 2012

As many Americans were scrambling to get this year's taxes done, analysts were warning about a bigger tax day -- what some call a tax Armageddon, or "Taxmageddon," to characterize its potential... Read more >

Category: IRS

Last minute tax filers get curbside service at main post office

Source: fox8live.com - Apr 15, 2012

New Orleans, La. - Last minute tax filers will have the convenience of curbside service at the main post office in New Orleans. The deadline for filing tax returns is midnight on Monday, April... Read more >

Category: General Business

Last-Minute Reminder to Parents and Students; Don’t Overlook College Tax Benefits

Source: irs.gov - Apr 15, 2012

IR-2012-46, April 11, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students rushing to meet this year’s April 17 deadline to be sure and check out several... Read more >

Category: IRS

E-Pay Options Available to People Facing April 17 Deadline; Penalty Relief for Unemployed Taxpayers; Expanded Payment Plans for Those Who Can’t Pay

Source: irs.gov - Apr 15, 2012

IR-2012-47, April 13, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that 2011 federal income tax returns, extension requests and tax payments are due by April 17, 2012.... Read more >

Category: IRS

IRS Has Backlog In Offers Of Compromise

Source: tax-news.com - Apr 15, 2012

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 15 April 2012 The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has found that efforts by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS)... Read more >

Category: IRS

5 signs of a lousy tax preparer

Source: money.msn.com - Apr 10, 2012

You don't always get what you pay for when you hire someone to do your taxes. Here's how to avoid the likely lemons. Taxes are hard enough without having to deal with a lousy -- or worse,... Read more >

Category: General Business