The Taxpayer Advocate Service: Helping you resolve tax problems

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems. Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS:

SU Ag Center’s Kit Chin publishes scientific research in international magazine

Kit Chin, professor, horticulture at SU Ag Center has been published in an international magazine - International Innovation.

Natchez artist featured at Miss. Craft Show

Natchez artist Carolyn Weir of Skysetter Designs will feature later this month at the Mississippi Craft Show at the Trademart in Jackson.

Bossier City man sentenced for running an Internet gambling operation

A man that ran an illegal sports gambling site has been sentenced.

LSU welcomes 103 players to campus as Tigers open training camp Monday

LSU welcomed 103 players to campus Sunday as the Tigers are set to open their ninth training camp under head coach Les Miles on Monday morning.

LSU Flores MBA Program tops for low debt load

The LSU Flores MBA Program’s full-time track was recently named by U.S. News and World Report as having the lowest debt load upon students after graduation among the top 100 ranked MBA programs.

Taste of Tiger Tailgating tickets on sale

The Twelfth Annual Taste of Tiger Tailgating will take place Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center.

AG Caldwell recoups $186 million from 27 pharmaceutical companies

More than $186 million siphoned from Louisiana’s taxpayers has been recovered since February 2012 from 27 pharmaceutical manufacturers that cheated the state Medicaid program.

LSU’s F. King Alexander part of effort calling for sustained investments in research and higher education

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander joined almost 200 university leaders across the country in signing an open letter to President Obama and members Congress urging them to “close the innovation deficit.”

Louisiana shrimpers encouraged to report Asian Tiger Prawn catches

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is aware of and constantly monitoring the appearance of Asian tiger prawns, a non-native species, in Louisiana waters.