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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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December 30, 2018 - 7:22 pm
The new year marks the start of numerous new state laws affecting a broad swath of life — from birth to marriage to death and, of course, taxes. Most take effect Tuesday. A look at some of them: ABORTION States continue to move in different directions. A new Washington law will require...
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December 15, 2018 - 10:26 am
(WWL.com) - Tax season is here, and for some, that means tax refunds. According to research by financial technology company SmartAsset, just over 1.5 million taxpayers in the state will be owed a refund, with the average being right around $3,300. VP of Financial Education at SmartAsset AJ Smith...
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Chris Miller
December 14, 2018 - 11:46 am
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted Thursday night to send a pay raise proposal -- funded by a new millage -- to the voters. The plan would generate an extra $3,360 on average for teachers' base salary. Superintendent Cade Brumley's proposal totals $32 million. It asks voters to approve a 7.9...
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June 26, 2018 - 10:14 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana's sales tax rate on Saturday, which is the start of a new fiscal year, will go from 5% to 4.45% as result of legislation approved in the third special session of the year. Tax Foundation Economist Scott Drenkard says Louisiana residents will still pay the most expensive sales...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 05, 2018 - 12:20 am
State lawmakers failed to agree on a tax and spending plan, so they go home from the special legislative session with the future unclear just weeks before the end of the fiscal year. The Louisiana House and Senate could not agree on how much sales tax to renew. So, it remains unclear if higher...
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