Govenor Edwards, House Speaker Barras to meet ahead of Louisiana 'Fiscal Cliff'

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has sent out 9,500 letters to taxpayers urging them to claim the refunds before they are transferred to the state treasurer’s office. The total amount of unclaimed refunds is $8.6 million according to the state.

The letters are dated July 21, 2017, however taxpayers have until September 6 to claim the refund before it is moved to the Unclaimed Property Division. In order to check for potentially unclaimed money, residents should submit the required information to the Lousiana Department of Revenue with the accompanying letter.

If you miss the deadline, do not worry. State officials say the unclaimed property can still be claimed using the state treasurer’s website.

Govenor Edwards, House Speaker Barras to meet ahead of Louisiana ‘Fiscal Cliff’

August 15, 2017

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is set to meet this week with House Speaker Taylor Barras. During this meeting they will undoubtedly discuss the so-called Louisiana “Fiscal Cliff” which represents a drop, scheduled for next year, where temporary taxes collide with tax revenues to create an estimated $1.5 billion shortfall. Governor Edwards is hoping to […]

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Flood Damage, Tax Returns, and Homeowners Insurance

August 7, 2017

The last thing on people’s mind following extreme adverse weather is their tax returns – filing taxes can be confusing enough, but accounting for storm damage and dealing with homeowners insurance can truly create a headache. Estimating Lost Property Value The biggest issue for people who suffered property loss is determining how much the value […]

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Business Payroll Taxes and The IRS

June 26, 2017

Payroll Tax Problems Business owners are well aware that life happens: A client’s check may bounce, a huge customer might have just shut their doors – sometimes as a business owner you might have to pick between paying IRS payroll taxes, or paying your employees their regular paychecks. It can definitely be hard these days, […]

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Be Wary of New Phone Scams

June 20, 2017

Private Debt Collection Program Earlier this year the IRS moved forward with a controversial “Private Debt Collection” program. This program has had a shadow cast over it amid a sharp uptick in instances of fraudsters and scammers who pose as IRS Debt collectors. This ‘Private Debt Collection’ program was originally authorized under a federal law […]

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Health Savings Account Limits Slightly Increased

May 10, 2017

The IRS has issued the 2018 calendar year inflation-adjusted figures for the annual contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs), as well as the minimum deductible amounts, and maximum out-of-pocket expense amounts for high-deductible health plans. Under Sec. 223, individuals who participate in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) are permitted a deduction for their contributions […]

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IRS Adjusts Service Vehicle Depreciation Limits

March 30, 2017

2017 inflation Adjustments to Vehicle Depreciation The IRS on Friday March 24th issued the 2017 inflation adjustments to the depreciation limitations and lease inclusion amounts for certain automobiles under Sec. 280F (Rev. Proc. 2017-29). This year’s guidance includes figures for vehicles that are placed in service in 2017 and to which first-year bonus depreciation applies. […]

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IRS Confirms Six Month Extensions For Calendar-Year C Corps

February 13, 2017

The IRS has confirmed on its website that an apparent anomaly in recently posted form instructions is correct: It is allowing calendar-year C corporations a six-month filing extension, instead of the five-month extension specified in the Code. The instructions to Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, […]

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Small Business Tax Deductions in 2017

January 5, 2017

In 2017, many small businesses are eligible for a bigger deduction on equipment purchases, and those that aren’t required to provide health insurance will have an option to help staffers pay for coverage. Additionally, many companies have new filing deadlines for their tax returns, and owners who use their cars for business will get a […]

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