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  • Income tax overhaul proposed Play Video

    February 15, 2016 8:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A number of proposals for a revised income tax system are on the table at the state capitol. It's part of an effort to solve the state's budget crisis. Governor Edwards' administration wants to lower to income taxes for everyone while reducing deductions. In one plan,... more »
  • State income tax filing begins Tuesday

    January 19, 2016 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State income tax filing begins on Tuesday. Taxpayers are able to file their taxes on paper or electronically. The average return time for returns filed electronically is up to 60 days. For paper returns, taxpayers should expect to wait about 12 to 14 weeks. The Department of Revenue... more »
  • Prairieville woman arrested for tax fraud, theft

    June 26, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Prairieville woman has been arrested on dozens of felony charges for a criminal scheme that yielded tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent state income tax refunds. The state Department of Revenue, in a news release, said Heather Dixon was booked Thursday on 20 counts each of... more »
  • Budget gets a boost from improved state revenue forecast

    May 14, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have more money to close budget shortfalls after the state income estimating panel added nearly $179 million to two years of financial forecasts. The Revenue Estimating Conference made the changes Thursday, boosting the state general fund forecast for this year by more than $99 million and... more »
  • State income tax filing deadline Friday

    May 13, 2015 4:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The deadline for filing 2014 Louisiana individual income tax returns is Friday. Taxpayers needing more time to prepare their returns must submit an extension request by the filing deadline to avoid late-filing penalties. The Louisiana Department of Revenue recommends electronic filing for taxpayers for the fastest, most error-free... more »
  • Rep. Norton: Jindal needs to realize what's going on Play Video

    March 13, 2015 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Representative Barbara Norton wants to reinstate half of the Stelly Plan, the repealed law that increased income taxes on wealthy individuals while reducing sales taxes mostly affecting the poor. In a bill pre-filled for the upcoming legislative session, the Shreveport Democrat wants to repeal individual income... more »
  • IRS: Your chances of getting audited lowest in a decade

    February 24, 2015 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The IRS says budget cuts forced the agency to reduce the number of tax audits last year to the lowest level in a decade. In 2014, fewer than 1 percent of individual tax returns were audited, the lowest rate since 2004. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says the number... more »
  • Super help with filing on Super Tax Day Play Video

    February 5, 2015 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The scramble is on to get your tax returns ready. If you're stressing out, there's a way for you to receive free assistance. Capital Area United Way is hosting their annual Super Tax Day this weekend. Kendall Hebert joined us on 2une In this morning with the... more »
  • Program offers free tax filing help to B.R. residents

    February 2, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With tax season entering full swing, Mayor-President "Kip" Holden's Office of Social Services is offering free help from IRS-certified workers to assist Baton Rouge residents in filing their federal and state taxes. The service is offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which offers free... more »
  • Man charged for thousands in fraud

    January 31, 2015 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Virginia man faces felony charges in Louisiana for allegedly stealing thousands in illegally obtained state income tax refunds. Charles Lawrence Fisher, of Palmyra, Virginia, is accused of submitting Louisiana individual income tax returns in the names of two unsuspecting Louisiana residents and directing the refunds to... more »
  • Supreme Court on income taxes

    November 12, 2014 7:53 PM

    WASHINGTON- How states can assess income tax on money residents earned out of state is being considered by the Supreme Court which could impose new limits. A lawyer for the state of Maryland argued his state's tax on out-of-state earnings passes constitutional muster but some justices appeared skeptical Wednesday.... more »
  • Tax evader apologizes

    June 3, 2014 8:00 PM

    PLAINFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE- A woman who went to prison for holding U.S. Marshals at bay months after she was convicted of tax evasion apologized to her hometown. Elaine Brown and her husband were convicted in 2009 for plotting to kill federal agents during a standoff at their house. They... more »
  • Regular post office hours for tax day

    April 15, 2014 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Post Offices in Baton Rouge are keeping their regular hours for Tuesday. Tuesday is the deadline to file federal income taxes. Those filing by mail have to have them postmarked by April 15. The IRS says many people don't realize that if you're owed... more »
  • Man arrested on 23 counts of tax fraud

    February 18, 2014 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Alabama man has been arrested in Baton Rouge for filing false state income tax returns in Louisiana. Investigators say John Nikolakis received nearly $32,000 in refunds by filing false returns over the last four plus years. He faces 23 counts of filing false public... more »
  • Deadline to file La. taxes is Wednesday

    May 13, 2013 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The deadline for filing 2012 Louisiana individual income tax returns is Wednesday. The state Department of Revenue says filing can be made electronically and more information is available at the department's website, www.revenue.louisiana.gov/fileonline. Officials say the average refund processing time for electronic returns is 10 business days;... more »
  • Legislative fiscal analysts question Jindal budget Play Video

    April 15, 2013 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators opened their budget hearings with questions raised about financing plans proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to balance next year's budget. Members of the Senate Finance Committee heard Monday from analysts with the Legislative Fiscal Office about the 2013-14 budget proposal. Fiscal office analysts say the governor's... more »
  • Lawmakers refuse to hear income tax repeal bills Play Video

    April 15, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state House Ways and Means committee said today they would defer all income tax repeal bills for this session, essentially killing Governor Bobby Jindal's main plan for tax reform. Committee chair Joel Robideaux (R-Lafayette) said such bills already scheduled for a hearing would still be... more »
  • Obama pays $112k in 2012 taxes on $609k of income

    April 12, 2013 1:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's 2012 tax returns show he and first lady Michelle Obama paid $112,214 in taxes last year on $608,611 in adjusted gross income. They paid an effective rate of 18.4 percent for their federal income taxes. The adjusted gross income figure is down from 2011, when... more »
  • No new details on income tax elimination from Jindal

    February 21, 2013 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal gave no new details today on his plans to eliminate the state's income tax when he preview his proposed budget plans for next year. Jindal said he is still meeting with legislators to discuss revenue-neutral solutions to eliminating the state income tax, and... more »
  • Governor talks tax plan, doesn't elaborate Play Video

    February 14, 2013 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal talked about his plan to cut state income taxes Thursday, but didn't elaborate on specific details. Jindal plans to have a proposal ready for the upcoming annual meeting of lawmakers in Louisiana. He said while there is no concrete plan yet, he has... more »
  • La. taxpayers have choices for state income tax refunds

    February 7, 2013 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Taxpayers in Louisiana can now choose between methods to receive their state income tax refunds. Taxpayers who file electronically can select direct deposit, a paper check, or the Louisiana MyRefund Card, a pre-loaded debit card that can be used to withdraw cash at ATMs or bank teller... more »

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