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  • IRS: Your chances of getting audited lowest in a decade

    February 24, 2015 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The IRS says budget cuts forced the agency to reduce the number of tax audits last year to the lowest level in a decade. In 2014, fewer than 1 percent of individual tax returns were audited, the lowest rate since 2004. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says the number... more »
  • Woman accused of tax fraud charged

    February 7, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tax preparer based in Baton Rouge has been charged with filing false tax returns seeking more than $500,000 in refunds. A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 34-year-old Tamekia Cecilia Harton after U.S. Attorney Walt Green claims she filed 214 tax returns between January 2011 and... more »
  • Baton Rouge mother and son charged with filing false tax returns

    January 14, 2015 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman and her son are facing 40 counts together of suspected fraud. Madie Langley and her son Darin Langley were both arrested for filing false tax returns. Both work as tax preparers at Matrix Computers and Tax Services in Baton Rouge. Investigators found tax returns... more »
  • National Guard soldiers return to La.

    January 9, 2014 2:43 PM

    RESERVE - Members of a National Guard unit which lost one of its members while deployed to Afghanistan arrived back in Louisiana Thursday. Members of the 1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group arrived on a bus at the Guard center based in Reserve... more »
  • Nova's scores, Grant's returns rally Rutgers 28-24

    September 21, 2013 6:36 PM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Gary Nova threw touchdown passes of 33 and 4 yards to Leonte Carroo in the final 9:55 and Rutgers rallied from a 17-point, second-half deficit to beat previously undefeated Arkansas 28-24 on Saturday. Janarion Grant sparked the rally with a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown in... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Top Ticket Violators

    May 2, 2013 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Parish Attorney's Office partnered with the City Clerk of Court will now withhold state income tax returns from people with outstanding parking tickets. Weekly, city court judges sign more than 200 money judgments allowing tax returns to be seized to pay off what's owed. ... more »
  • Favre returns to Super Bowl for NFL Network

    January 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brett Favre is returning to the NFL - to work for the NFL Network. The retired three-time NFL MVP quarterback will join the network's crew for daylong coverage of Sunday's NFL championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Favre hasn't been heard from much... more »
  • Taxpayers can start filing their state tax returns

    January 30, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People can now file their state income tax returns, but the state revenue department says the earliest tax filers will get their refunds is Feb. 26. The department announced Wednesday that new computer software designed to prevent fraudulent electronic filing is being rolled out. That identity verification software... more »
  • Tax filing season starts Jan. 30 for most filers

    January 8, 2013 1:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns. The agency said Tuesday that more than 120 million taxpayers - about 80 percent of all filers - should be able to start... more »
  • Week after Christmas slow for retailers Play Video

    December 26, 2012 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 2012 shopping season is quickly drawing to a close, and many shoppers say they didn't spend as much as years past. Retailers typically make 40 percent of their yearly sales in November and December. The week after Christmas is still considered a big shopping week,... more »
  • Baton Rouge area tax service shut down check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Larry Dixon has been permanently barred from operating his tax service company by the federal government. Dixon's Tax Service operated two offices in Baton Rouge and one in Gonzales. A federal judge signed an injuntion against the company after investigators say they filed bogus returns that benefitted... more »
  • Experts: SC hacking largest vs. state tax agency

    October 31, 2012 12:36 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Experts say that the hacking of 3.6 million South Carolina tax returns is the largest cyber-attack against a state tax agency in the nation. Paul Stephens of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in California says there have been larger attacks against both private companies and the federal government... more »
  • House returns Friday to try again on $25B budget check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 11, 2012 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House is trying to reach a compromise over next year's budget, a day after deadlocking on the $25 billion in spending plans. Lawmakers came in Friday morning and then immediately recessed as they continued negotiating behind the scenes. Conservative Republicans and the Jindal administration are... more »
  • Republicans await returns in two Southern states

    March 13, 2012 2:46 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's governor hadn't publicly made an endorsement in today's GOP primary -- but today, a spokesman says, Gov. Robert Bentley voted for Rick Santorum. The spokesman says he believes Santorum is "the most conservative candidate" in the race. Voters in Mississippi are also choosing among the... more »
  • More people are filing taxes online

    April 12, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal tax deadline is next Monday, but you have over a month to get your state taxes in. The state tax deadline is Monday, May 16. For years, more and more people have filed online rather than mailing their returns. Last year, over 1.3... more »
  • Economic Boost: Tax Refunds

    March 31, 2011 7:32 PM

    The IRS expects to issue up to $300 billion in tax refunds this year in what could be a boost to the economy. The IRS Commissioner told Congress on Thursday the average refund is about $3,000 this year with the revenue service receiving about 75-million returns. About 65-million qualify for... more »
  • More state returns to come in electronically

    March 24, 2011 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Revenue says more than 1 million individual state tax returns have been filed electronically. The agency said Thursday it's the earliest point in the tax-filing season that the 1-million point has been hit - and 90 percent of all returns filed... more »

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