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Tax Scam Promises Churchgoers 'Free Money'

Source: wdsu.com - Mar 12, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The IRS is cracking down on scammers promising elderly and low-income churchgoers "free money" by urging them to claim fraudulent tax refunds. The nationwide scheme, which... Read more >

Category: IRS

IRS Offers New Penalty Relief and Expanded Installment Agreements to Taxpayers under Expanded Fresh Start Initiative

Source: irs.gov - Mar 12, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a major expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative to help struggling taxpayers by taking steps to provide new penalty relief to the... Read more >

Category: General Business

Tax Scam Warning: Beware of Phony Refund Scheme Abusing Popular College Tax Credit; Senior Citizens, Working Families and Church Members Are Targets

Source: irs.gov - Mar 12, 2012

WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service today warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging scheme tempting them to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. The... Read more >

Category: IRS

Corporate tax credits cost state $3 billion in five years, legislative auditor says

Source: nola.com - Mar 5, 2012

ublished: Monday, March 05, 2012, 11:07 AM Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 12:00 PM Jeff Adelson, The Times-Picayune By Jeff Adelson, The Times-Picayune Corporate tax credits cost Louisiana... Read more >

Category: Louisiana

18 tax credits and deductions to take this year

Source: cbsnews.com - Mar 5, 2012

By Jill Schlesinger Even the most organized people hate tax season, but this year Uncle Sam has a special present: two extra days to prepare. Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17 to... Read more >

Category: IRS

2011 Income Tax Tips

Source: candofinance.com - Mar 5, 2012

By Michael DiazΙ Published February 13, 2012 With tax season quickly approaching, many taxpayers are scrambling to figure out which tax deductions and tax credits they might be eligible to claim... Read more >

Category: General Business

Steve Case, Walter Isaacson to headline New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Source: nola.com - Feb 29, 2012

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 1:00 PM The Times-Picayune By The Times-Picayune Former America Online Chairman Steve Case and Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson will headline next month's... Read more >

Category: General Business

The Tax Break That Millions Miss Out On

Source: dailyfinance.com - Feb 29, 2012

By Dan Caplinger Posted 5:00PM 02/21/12 There's a popular tax break out there that paid more than 26 million workers a total of nearly $59 billion last year. Yet as many as 1 in 4 of those who... Read more >

Category: IRS

5 tricky tax challenges

Source: money.cnn.com - Feb 29, 2012

By Amy Feldman@MoneyFebruary 28, 2012: 5:42 AM ET (MONEY Magazine) -- With the Bush tax cuts slated to expire at the end of this election year, consider this filing season the calm before the tax... Read more >

Category: IRS

President Barack Obama's tax proposal raises questions for Louisiana lawmakers

Source: nola.com - Feb 23, 2012

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:40 AM Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:40 AM By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune WASHINGTON -- Louisiana lawmakers are generally praising... Read more >

Category: General Business

IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012

Source: irs.gov - Feb 23, 2012

IR-2012-23, Feb. 16, 2012 WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to... Read more >

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It's Official: Payroll Tax Holiday Extends through 2012

Source: accountingweb.com - Feb 23, 2012

By Ken Berry Update: President Obama signed into law the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 on Wednesday, February 22. Ending several weeks of uncertainty, Congress passed the... Read more >

Category: General Business

I-Team: City To Begin Push On Long-Standing Fee For Businesses Franchise Fee To Be Enforced On All Business, City Says

Source: wdsu.com - Feb 15, 2012

NEW ORLEANS -- The push is on to begin enforcing a long-standing rule, and collecting money from businesses that make up the fabric of the city of New Orleans. It's a move some say could do more... Read more >

Category: General Business

Louisiana tax credit convinces Isis Capital to relocate to New Orleans

Source: nola.com - Feb 15, 2012

By Jaquetta White, The Times-Picayune The Louisiana tax credit program that state officials have touted as the key component in luring high-profile software firms Gameloft and Electronic Arts to... Read more >

Category: IRS

IRS Unveils New Version of Smartphone App; IRS2Go 2.0 Offers Videos, Tax Help

Source: irs.gov - Feb 15, 2012

IR-2012-16, Feb. 8, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the availability of IRS2Go 2.0, an expanded version of its smartphone application designed to provide taxpayers... Read more >

Category: IRS