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Louisiana jobless rate falls to 6.9%

Source: wwl.com - Dec 21, 2011

Louisiana's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in November. The state Workforce Commission says that's down from 7 percent in October and 7.7 percent in November 2010. The figures are... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Louisiana tax refunds will soon be coming on new debit cards

Source: wwl.com - Dec 21, 2011

Starting in the new year, Louisiana taxpayers can start receiving their state tax refunds on a debit card. State Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges says unless you have automatic deposit or... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Louisiana taxpayers owed $1.3M in undelivered tax refunds

Source: lsureveille.com - Dec 21, 2011

(AP) — Louisiana taxpayers are owed $1.3 million in undelivered tax refunds. The Internal Revenue Service is looking to return the money to the nearly 1,400 Louisiana taxpayers who are due... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Voters agree to ban real estate transfer taxes

Source: fox8live.com - Dec 21, 2011

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state and municipalities will be unable to impose a tax on the sale or transfer of homes and property. Voters in Saturday's election overwhelmingly backed a... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

New Orleans property tax bills expected to drop slightly next year

Source: nola.com - Dec 21, 2011

New Orleans property owners whose homes were not reassessed this year can expect a small decrease in the property tax bills that will arrive in January, although the exact size of the cut is still... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Year-end tax planning

Source: budgeting-investing.ameriprise.com - Dec 15, 2011

By Ameriprise Financial Although tax planning is a year-round process, the last few months of the tax year present a unique opportunity to estimate your tax situation while you still have time to... Read more >

Category: IRS

Understanding personal tax credits

Source: budgeting-investing.ameriprise.com - Dec 15, 2011

By Ameriprise Financial By claiming personal tax credits on your federal income tax return, you may be able to significantly reduce your tax liability. Here's a look at some of the federal tax... Read more >

Category: IRS

7 ways to save on taxes before Dec. 31

Source: articles.sun-sentinel.com - Dec 15, 2011

December 13, 2011|By Donna Gehrke-White, Sun Sentinel Uncle Sam may provide you with a holiday treat — tax savings that can amount up to thousands of dollars — if you act before Dec. 31. The... Read more >

Category: IRS

GEORGIA CLIENTS: PREPAID WIRELESS 9-1-1 CHARGE

Source: etax.dor.ga.gov - Dec 15, 2011

Overview Effective January 1, 2012, all retail sellers of prepaid wireless must collect a fee of 75 cents per transaction and file a Prepaid Wireless 911 return. The fee was previously administered... Read more >

Category: General Business

Ten Tax Moves to Make Before the End of the Year

Source: foxbusiness.com - Dec 13, 2011

Written by Kay Bell Published November 30, 2011 Bankrate.com The year is winding down, and before long you'll find yourself caught up in holiday festivities. But before you start having too... Read more >

Category: IRS

Make Your Year-End Tax Savings List Now

Source: prnewswire.com - Dec 13, 2011

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ It's the season for making a list and checking it twice, but a holiday to-do list isn't the only one you should be working on before the year ends. Be... Read more >

Category: IRS

A new way to save tax-free

Source: money.cnn.com - Dec 13, 2011

By Janice Revell, contributor May 16, 2011: 12:33 PM ET FORTUNE -- Amid all the rancor in Washington over how to rein in the federal deficit, one thing seems inevitable: If you're a six-figure... Read more >

Category: IRS

Money: How to Save Money on Your Taxes: What Only A Tax Advisor Knows

Source: aymag.com - Dec 13, 2011

By: Carla Spainhour As Americans, we are all familiar with paying taxes whether it is income tax, sales tax, real property tax, personal property tax, gift tax or estate tax. One thing is certain,... Read more >

Category: IRS

How to Save on 2011 Business Taxes Using Depreciation, Deductions, Credits, Write-Offs and Timing to Cut Taxes

Source: biztaxlaw.about.com - Dec 13, 2011

By Jean Murray, About.com Guide It's the end of the 2011 tax year, but there is still time to take action on your company's financial position so you can save on business taxes. Print out this... Read more >

Category: IRS

Ways To Save Money On Your 2011 Tax Return

Source: pittsburgh.cbslocal.com - Dec 13, 2011

By: Jon Delano December 12, 2011 5:30 PM PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The tax year ends in less than three weeks and that means taxpayers looking to save money on their 2011 tax returns need to take... Read more >

Category: IRS