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  • 10 - 30 - 2013

    Paint the Town Red 2013

    Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick joined forces with Van Eaton & Romero, Allen & Gooch and Iberia Bank to participate in the University of Louisiana Lafayette Alumni Association's Paint the Town R...
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  • 09 - 04 - 2013

    Did You Move This Summer?

    Moving for work is stressful and a pain, but it may net you tax benefits. These benefits may apply if you move to start a new job or to work at the same job in a new job location.
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  • 09 - 04 - 2013

    Ten Tax Tips For Individuals Selling Their Home

    If you’re selling your primary residence this year, you should take a look at the following to determine whether you have to include it as income on your tax returns.
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  • 08 - 13 - 2013

    You Owe Taxes. Now, How Do You Pay The IRS?

    Nobody likes paying the IRS, and it is even less appealing when you receive an unexpected bill from them. However, there are a number of ways that the IRS will accept payment.
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  • 07 - 29 - 2013

    Keep The Child Care Credit In Mind For Summer

    If you are a working parent or plan to look for work this summer, you may need to pay for the care of your child or children. These expenses may qualify for a tax credit that can reduce your federa...
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  • 05 - 31 - 2013

    A Brief Overview of Depreciation

    Depreciation is an income tax deduction that allows a taxpayer to recover the cost or other basis of certain property. It is an annual allowance for the wear and tear, deterioration or obsolescence...
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  • 04 - 30 - 2013

    Prepare For Hurricanes, Disasters By Safeguarding Tax Records

    With the early start of this year’s hurricane season, the our firm would like to encourage individuals and businesses to safeguard themselves against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps.
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  • 04 - 03 - 2013

    Important Facts About Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

    If your lender cancelled or forgave your mortgage debt, you generally have to pay tax on that amount. But there are exceptions to this rule for some homeowners who had mortgage debt forgiven in 201...
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