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Many school expenses eligible for Louisiana tax breaks

Source: rev.state.la.us - Feb 28, 2013

February 22, 2013 BATON ROUGE – Tuition, uniforms, supplies and other education expenses paid during the 2012 tax year may be eligible for deductions on the Louisiana individual income tax... Read more >

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State promotes Citizens rebates

Source: theadvocate.com - Feb 26, 2013

By Ted Griggs Advocate business writer February 25, 2013 Louisiana taxpayers are leaving tens of millions of property insurance rebates unclaimed each year, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon... Read more >

Category: General Business

President declare disaster for 11 Louisiana parishes

Source: theadvocate.com - Feb 22, 2013

Advocate washington bureau February 22, 2013 WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday made disaster declarations for 11 Louisiana parishes because of the slate of severe storms and... Read more >

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No new details on income tax elimination from Jindal

Source: wbrz.com - Feb 22, 2013

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal gave no new details today on his plans to eliminate the state's income tax when he preview his proposed budget plans for next year. Jindal said he is still meeting... Read more >

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Louisiana weekly unemployment claims drop, report says

Source: nola.com - Feb 22, 2013

First-time claims for unemployment insurance are trending downwards in Louisiana. For the week ending Feb. 16, claims decreased from the previous week’s total, according to an unemployment... Read more >

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Tax Relief for Victims of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding in Mississippi

Source: irs.gov - Feb 18, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — Victims of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that took place on Feb. 10, 2013 in parts of Mississippi may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The... Read more >

Category: IRS

Where's My Refund?

Source: esweb.revenue.louisiana.gov - Feb 18, 2013

Under LDR’s new fraud prevention system, all state income tax returns are subject to verification with state-of-the-art identity authentication software. The first tax returns will be processed... Read more >

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Florida hit by

Source: news.yahoo.com - Feb 18, 2013

By David Adams | Reuters – Sun, Feb 17, 2013 MIAMI (Reuters) - Bruce Parton was only a few weeks from retirement after 30 years as a mail carrier in sunny Florida. He never lived to fulfill his... Read more >

Category: IRS

IRS Intensifies Crackdown Against Refund Fraud

Source: tax-news.com - Feb 8, 2013

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 08 February 2013 Continuing its enforcement push against tax refund fraud and identity theft, the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has... Read more >

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Louisiana taxpayers have choices for state income tax refunds

Source: rev.state.la.us - Feb 8, 2013

February 07, 2013 BATON ROUGE – Louisiana taxpayers can choose between three methods of payment for state income tax refunds. Taxpayers who file their state income taxes electronically can... Read more >

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Restored Payroll Tax Pinches Those Who Earn the Least

Source: nytimes.com - Feb 8, 2013

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Published: February 7, 2013 Jack Andrews and his wife no longer enjoy what they call date night, their once-a-month outing to the movies and a steak dinner at Logan’s... Read more >

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How to Choose a Tax Preparer

Source: latimes.com - Jan 30, 2013

By STEPHEN D. FROIKIN Special to The Chicago Tribune OK. So you've decided to skip the sharp pencil routine this year and let someone else prepare your taxes. Who should it be? Aunt Millie? A CPA?... Read more >

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IRS To Accept Returns Claiming Education Credits by Mid-February

Source: irs.gov - Jan 30, 2013

R-2013-10, Jan. 28, 2013 WASHINGTON — As preparations continue for the Jan. 30 opening of the 2013 filing season for most taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that processing... Read more >

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IRS Provides Updated Withholding Guidance for 2013

Source: irs.gov - Jan 28, 2013

IR-2013-1, Jan. 3, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released updated income-tax withholding tables for 2013 reflecting this week’s changes by Congress. The updated tables,... Read more >

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Jefferson Parish economic developers planning the first Jefferson-specific business pitch contest

Source: nola.com - Jan 23, 2013

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on January 23, 2013 at 12:08 PM, updated January 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM The Jefferson Economic Development Commission is taking applications for the... Read more >

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