President Obama's most recent federal budget proposal shows his intent to eliminate what has been termed a loophole in the tax laws regarding donations, specifically, the tax deduction allowed for donations that are required by universities for the opportunity to purchase season tickets for college sports.
It's 4:59 on a Friday, and you're ready to get out of the office. Your eyes glaze over the computer screen as you patiently wait to jump out of your chair. You blink. Boom – 5:00. Your grab your coat, say the cordial goodbyes to your co-workers, and hop in your car.
The traffic's terrible, but no worries; you know the shortcut through the neighborhood up ahead. You start to smirk as you drive through, bypassing all the traffic. All of the sudden – SCREECH – BAM. It looks like another car had the same idea, but he failed to stop at the clearly visible stop sign. Your car is totaled...and you? You've been better.
We are thrilled to be named the Face of Tax Resolution Law in the May-June 2014 Baton Rouge issue of Louisiana Life magazine! It's always rewarding to show the great folks of Louisiana what we do, and how we are different from the other tax resolution firms. It's just a fact – LOCAL is the way to go!
In case you missed it, here's a reproduction of the piece from the magazine...
The Louisiana legislature is working hard on House Bill 663 to approve another round of tax amnesty to begin in the Fall of 2014. The apparent motive appears to center on helping the state balance the budget for the upcoming fiscal year which begins on July 1st. Lawmakers hope to raise approximately $10 million by enticing delinquent taxpayers to come forward and pay.
In case you haven’t heard, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently issued a report finding that IRS employees who owed back taxes were paid lucrative bonuses. According to TIGTA, more than $1 million was paid to over 1,100 IRS employees who are delinquent on their taxes.