Taxes

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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May 31, 2018 - 11:58 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State senators Wednesday heavily rewrote a sales tax renewal bill to boost the money raised for next year's budget, despite warnings the approach would be rejected by the House and could collapse the entire budget-balancing special session in its final days without a deal...
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May 29, 2018 - 7:22 am
(AP) - The Louisiana House ended its gridlock over taxes, but moved into a new dispute over how to advance a budget spending the money. Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a $28.5 billion budget for the year that begins July 1 that he said cut too deeply. He expected lawmakers to write a larger spending...
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May 28, 2018 - 3:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are meeting Memorial Day in their special session, trying to reach a tax deal to fill a budget gap. The financial year begins July 1, with more than $1 billion in temporary taxes expiring. Gov. John Bel Edwards wants $648 million replaced, to avoid steep...
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May 22, 2018 - 3:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards said a special session starting Tuesday is Louisiana's "last chance" to avoid steep, damaging budget cuts when temporary taxes expire in six weeks. "One last time, we have a chance and we have a choice. Will we seize this chance to keep the train on its...
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May 21, 2018 - 11:46 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To fill Louisiana's budget gap, Gov. John Bel Edwards is backing a plan for the special session starting Tuesday that favors sales taxes, including renewal of up to half the 1 percent sales tax that expires in six weeks. The Democratic governor also is proposing to...
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May 15, 2018 - 6:15 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana’s deadline for filing your state income taxes is today. Those who do not file in time will be subject to a 5% of tax due penalty for each 30 days of delinquence. Department of Revenue spokesperson Byron Henderson says if you need more time to file, the department has an...
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April 18, 2018 - 6:34 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting Good news if you’re a tax procrastinator. Just when you thought you had blown yesterday's deadline for filing your federal taxes, you now have another day to get it done. The IRS website crashed yesterday - and people trying to file in time for the deadline found that...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2018 - 6:45 am
It's the last day to file federal income tax returns! With more than half of Louisiana taxpayers waiting until the last minute, people mailing paper returns will need to get those envelopes in by the end of business today. There will be no midnight madness at New Orleans-area post offices. If you'...
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