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2012 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday

Source: revenue.louisiana.gov - Aug 20, 2012

The 2012 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7th, 8th, and 9th. Act 453 of the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Orleans property tax appeals due Monday

Source: nola.com - Aug 20, 2012

Taxpayers who want to appeal their 2013 real estate assessments must do so by 4:30 p.m. on Monday by filing information with Assessor Erroll Williams at his east bank or west bank office. Appeal... Read more >

Category: General Business

An End to Bush-Era Tax Cuts Could Push High-End Properties Onto Market

Source: realestate.aol.com - Aug 20, 2012

Some well-heeled homeowners are reportedly scrambling to offload luxury properties by the end of the year or else risk having a serious bite taken out of their bottom lines. That's because if the... Read more >

Category: IRS

Louisiana taxpayers have 10 days to claim income tax refunds

Source: nola.com - Aug 17, 2012

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:30 AM By The Associated Press Thousands of taxpayers have yet to claim their state income tax refunds and the state's revenue agency says millions of... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Millions in income tax refunds headed for Unclaimed Property unless taxpayers take action

Source: rev.louisiana.gov - Aug 16, 2012

August 14, 2012 BATON ROUGE – Millions of dollars in state income tax refunds will become unclaimed property if taxpayers don’t claim them by August 24, 2012. The Louisiana Department of... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

ARIZONA TAX DEFIER SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR FRAUD AND TAX CONSPIRACY

Source: justice.gov - Aug 14, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012 WWW.USDOJ.GOV TAX (202) 514-2007 TDD (202) 514-1888 ARIZONA TAX DEFIER SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR FRAUD AND TAX CONSPIRACY WASHINGTON –... Read more >

Category: IRS

Report finds widespread fraud in taxpayer ID program

Source: foxnews.com - Aug 10, 2012

A recently released report shows widespread tax fraud in connection with the federal government’s Individual Taxpayer Identification Number program. The U.S. Treasury inspector general report... Read more >

Category: IRS

Film tax credits cost state too much, report says

Source: nola.com - Aug 9, 2012

By Jeff Adelson, The Times-Picayune Baton Rouge -- The state's film tax credits cost the state about $60,000 for each direct job they create, according to a report from a think tank that blasts... Read more >

Category: General Business

Live music permit crackdown unplugs entertainment at two popular New Orleans bars

Source: nola.com - Aug 9, 2012

By Claire Galofaro, The Times-Picayune The chalk-written sign outside a venerated city dive bar -- typically reserved for its busy calendar of live music acts -- now instead carries an apology to... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

Small Businesses That Made the Mars Mission Possible

Source: inc.com - Aug 7, 2012

Talk about an untapped market. These businesses are making their mark 154 million miles from Earth. When NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars Monday, it made history as the largest... Read more >

Category: General Business

Local lenders featured in American Banker cover story

Source: nola.com - Aug 7, 2012

By Rebecca Mowbray, The Times-Picayune The cover story of the August edition of American Banker magazine, "How Bank M&A is reshaping the Southeast," features several local banks that are... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

US Lawmakers Look To Abolish Olympic Medal Taxes

Source: tax-news.com - Aug 7, 2012

by Leroy Baker, Tax-News.com, New York 07 August 2012 After Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) pointed out that American individuals winning medals at the Olympics would be liable for United States... Read more >

Category: IRS

Win a medal, pay the price

Source: msn.foxsports.com - Aug 3, 2012

Go for the gold — but should you succeed, be prepared to dole out some gold of your own. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards prize money to American medal winners: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for... Read more >

Category: General Business

Vacant jobs looking for qualified workers in Louisiana

Source: wwl.com - Aug 3, 2012

Shana Rose Reporting Even with unemployment over 8% nationally, there are still a lot of jobs that employers are having trouble filling both nationally and in Louisiana. Manpower Group recently... Read more >

Category: General Business

Tax Scam: IRS Pays Out Billions in Fraudulent Refunds

Source: cnbc.com - Aug 3, 2012

The IRS is paying out billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds to identity thieves; a problem that the tax service’s inspector general told CNBC is a “growing problem” involving numbers... Read more >

Category: IRS