The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants will offer free tax advice on Wednesday, March 3 via a toll-free hotline.
Spokesman Alex Suffrin stresses in a press release that 2010 is a particularly important year for filing taxes due to many new tax deductions and credits provided in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, the $787 billion stimulus plan enacted in 2009 by the Obama administration. Among the cost-savings in the ARRA cited by Suffrin: the Making Work Pay Credit, the American Opportunity Credit, the Residential Energy Property Credit and a sales tax deduction for vehicle purchases.
The LCPA hotline will be available from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. March 3 by calling (877) 852-1040. Find out more at the LCPA’s Web site.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.