Taxes

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 26, 2019 - 12:04 pm
How much more are New Orleans property owners going to pay after the recent round of assessments? The city council heard a new report today. The group Together New Orleans says property values have increased a whopping 70 percent in the city since 2015. That means higher tax bills, with nearly two...
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People have three weeks to challenge their new property tax assessments in New Orleans. A community gathering Monday night showed that some locals are not happy that their neighborhoods are becoming more upscale due to development and improvements. "We did the hard work, we made our neighborhood...
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Thomas Perumean
July 02, 2019 - 3:01 pm
The case between Harrah's and the Louisiana Department of Revenue has been decided. It did not go Harrah's way. Judge William Morvant ruled Harrah's will need to pay taxes dating back to 2001. That's when lawmakers revised the deal for the land-based casino, allowing Harrah's to open restaurants...
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Chris Miller
May 31, 2019 - 2:59 pm
Parasol's Restaurant and Bar, an Irish Channel institution, will go dry at midnight tonight, reports The New Orleans Advocate . The report says a dispute over taxes the establishment owes the city has prevented them from renewing their liquor license. The owner told The Advocate they are working to...
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If you haven't settled up with the state of Louisiana for your income taxes, today is the deadline day. The Louisiana Department of Revenue is reminding filers that need more time, that an extension is only a legal delay to file... not to pay. "An extension provides more time to prepare and file a...
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April 29, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Matt Doyle | WWL.com A proposed constitutional amendment to exempt diapers and feminine products from the state sales tax cleared the Senate Finance Committee, and is heading to the Senate floor, with debate focusing in on diapers. Danielle Satawa with Baton Rouge Diaper Bank says poor families...
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April 15, 2019 - 11:00 am
Are you one of the 50 million people the IRS says still needs to file an income tax return? Tax preparers today are busier than elves on Christmas Eve. Local CPA Jay Rabalais is so busy, he's only been accepting calls from people who need to file a request for an extension. "Yeah, at this time of...
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April 06, 2019 - 1:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The brokering of a hard-fought tax deal to stabilize the budget hasn't ended Louisiana's financial feuds as lawmakers return for their annual regular legislative session. The session starts Monday with new fights simmering between Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and House...
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February 20, 2019 - 8:18 pm
(WWL.com) A report by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says over the last three years Louisiana has had the largest percentage growth in business taxes in the nation. LABI President Steven Waguespack says the state has been ramping up it’s collection efforts on businesses. “Over...
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