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New 2018 tax laws: What every taxpayer needs to know

Source: nbc-2.com - Jan 19, 2018

Did you hear that there are tax changes for 2018? Unless you've been in a coma or vacationing in North Korea over the last several months, you probably know that recent sweeping changes were made... Read more >

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3 Tax Breaks for Homeowners

Source: fool.com - Jan 19, 2018

If you own your home, you may qualify for several special tax breaks. Claiming these tax breaks can be an awfully helpful way to counterbalance the additional expenses involved in homeownership.... Read more >

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IRS Offers 9 Tips on Picking a Tax Preparer

Source: accountingweb.com - Jan 19, 2018

Taxpayers who don’t want to brave filing IRS tax forms on their own will be eager to find preparers, and soon. Advertisement The IRS offers nine tips for taxpayers that preparers should expect... Read more >

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Sharing Economy Tax Center

Source: irs.gov - Jan 18, 2018

If you use one of the many online platforms available to rent a spare bedroom, provide car rides, or to connect and provide a number of other goods or services, you’re involved in what is... Read more >

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How To Save Lots Of Money From The Recent Tax Reform

Source: valuewalk.com - Jan 18, 2018

I have a friend who’s a tax attorney. He loves to chat. Whether by phone, email, Skype or smoke signals, he’s usually good for three to four calls a week. I haven’t heard from him since late... Read more >

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Louisiana's billion-dollar budget shortfall could mean an 80 percent cut to TOPS

Source: nola.com - Jan 18, 2018

Louisiana legislators and higher education leaders have been told that the state budget proposal that will be presented Monday (Jan. 22) will likely include a 80 percent reduction in funding for... Read more >

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The Equifax data breach and your taxes: Why you should file early

Source: wkyc.com - Jan 18, 2018

File as early as possible to protect yourself from scammers. You may have April 17 marked on your calendar, but this year consider setting a new target date as Tax Day: Jan. 29. The IRS will... Read more >

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Tax season: Top tips for 2018

Source: foxbusiness.com - Jan 16, 2018

Tax season is rapidly approaching and both taxpayers and financial advisors are still getting acquainted with all the finer details of the GOP’s new legislation. This year, tax filing season... Read more >

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Fiscal cliff agreement unlikely before friday

Source: louisianaradionetwork.com - Jan 16, 2018

Reports indicate that it is increasingly unlikely that House legislators and Governor John Bel Edwards will come to a fiscal cliff agreement before a Friday deadline. The deadline was set by the... Read more >

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Shopped online and didn't pay sales tax? Expect a letter in the mail

Source: wwltv.com - Jan 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA. - If you bought something online and didn’t pay sales tax, you might be getting a letter in the mail soon. According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, online retailers... Read more >

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Retirement Savings Left Largely Untouched by Tax Reform

Source: taxfoundation.org - Jan 15, 2018

While rumors flew around Washington in the fall that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would dramatically impact retirement accounts, the plan has made only a few minor modifications. Under the current... Read more >

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The Washington Times: “Tax cuts hit home”

Source: whitehouse.gov - Jan 15, 2018

This week Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, became the latest major American corporation to celebrate the tax cut by granting its 1.5 million employees a well-deserved raise. … Walmart... Read more >

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Tompor: Tax refund advances often don't pay as much as the ads say

Source: omaha.com - Jan 15, 2018

People looking for fast cash to pay holiday bills, unexpected car repairs or skyrocketing heating bills are being bombarded with TV ads, window signs and other pitches for tax refund advances.... Read more >

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Everything Freelancers Need to Know About Their Big New Tax Break

Source: time.com - Jan 12, 2018

It’s not easy making your way in the gig economy. But the new tax law should take out some of the sting. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by President Trump in December, aims to deliver cuts... Read more >

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Blue-State Tax Games Could Make the Rich Even Richer

Source: bloomberg.com - Jan 12, 2018

In liberal bastions like metro New York and California, the Trump tax overhaul has been criticized as economic warfare. But as elements of the plan come into focus, tax experts are concluding... Read more >

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