La. should check tax files of contractors
A new audit concludes that lawmakers should consider requiring "tax clearances" for individuals and
businesses that contract with the state.
The Legislative Auditor's Office made the recommendation in a report released to the public Monday.
The office looked at the state revenue department's methods for identifying people and businesses who fail to file a state tax return.
A recent tax amnesty program waived part of the interest and penalties owed by delinquent taxpayers if they paid their bill in full.
The program netted more than $450 million for the state.
In the audit, the revenue department noted that individuals and businesses that contract with the state are not required to undergo "tax clearances," which is a showing that they had paid their