|Posted on 7/6/2018 7:41:00 AM.|
The state Revenue Department plans on collecting sales taxes on all online purchases by the start of next year. A recent US Supreme Court decision paved the way for collection of sales taxes from stores without a physical presence in states they ship too.
|Kimberly Robinson, LDR Secretary, online sales, taxes, US Supreme Court|
|Posted on 6/29/2018 4:27:00 AM.|
Republicans are taking stock of a contentious series of special sessions that took three attempts this year to come to a resolution. The final deal was a 4.45 percent sales tax, set to start July 1st
|Special Session, Budget, Taxes, Lance Harris, Doddie Horton|
|Posted on 6/27/2018 5:45:00 AM.|
Most state agencies survived the special session without a cut, but the Department of Corrections was not so lucky. Construction and repair projects were put off once again, leading to concerns from department officials that the facilities used to house inmates could be running low on time.
|Department of Corrections, Jails, Criminal Justice, Jimmy LeBlanc, taxes, budget, Louisiana, 2018|
|Posted on 6/12/2018 10:55:00 AM.|
Small business optimism has reached its highest level in 34 years. That's according to the National Federation of Independent Business, who surveys its members regularly.
NFIB state director Dawn Starns credits the federal tax reform legislation approved last December.
|Small Business, NFIB, Dawn Starns, taxes|
|Posted on 4/10/2018 3:44:00 AM.|
A 24-7 Wall Street report shows Louisiana taxpayers are tied for fifth in the least amount of taxes paid to local and state governments. LSU economist Doctor Jim Richardson says this state has been a low tax state for years.
|Jim Richardson, taxes, 24-7 Wall Street, sales taxes, income taxes, Louisiana|
|Posted on 3/23/2018 12:33:00 PM.|
LSU’s Manship School for Mass Communication released its second report of the year that looked at a survey of Louisianans on pressing state issues. The questions were focused on how to address the billion dollar budget gap the state will face come July.
|taxes, fiscal cliff, Manship School|
|Posted on 3/19/2018 12:58:00 PM.|
That new car in the neighbor’s driveway probably has you thinking that their tax return came in, but if you’ve filed and are getting worried about where your money is, the Department of Revenue wants to remind you not to worry, it’s on its way.
|taxes, tax returns, Department of Revenue, Louisiana, Byron Henderson, money|
|Posted on 3/6/2018 12:47:00 PM.|
So what happens now that the legislature wasn't able to come to any agreement on solving the fiscal cliff? Governor John Bel Edwards doubts legislators can pass a budget for next fiscal year in the regular session, so another special session is likely.
|budget, Cameron Henry, John Bel Edwards, shortfall, taxes|
|Posted on 2/26/2018 3:37:00 PM.|
A slew of last minute amendments added to some revenue generating bills in the House Ways and Means Committee has bogged down the special session, and convinced lawmakers to reschedule today's votes to Wednesday. Shreveport Representative Alan Seabaugh tacked a number of changes that did not go well with Democrat Marcus Hunter. Hunter says the amendments are so in-digestible that this group of legislators might as well just go home.
|special session, Louisiana, budget, fiscal cliff, taxes, Marcus Hunter, Taylor Barras|
|Posted on 2/25/2018 4:52:00 AM.|
Taxes are down 14% for utility companies in the wake of the federal tax overhaul, but Louisianans haven’t seen lower rates. The Public Service Commission says they anticipate lower rates as a result, but Commissioner Lambert Boissierre says you may have to wait until the summer to see the change.
“The estimate came in at approximately four months, so were looking at something like June is the current estimate.”
|Public Service Commision, taxes, utilities|
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