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  • Louisiana man arrested; failed to pay state sales tax

    September 21, 2017 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana man faces felony charges for an alleged fraud scheme that cost the state thousands of dollars in sales taxes. The Louisiana Department of Revenue, in a news release Wednesday, said Melvin J. Ziegler, Jr., owner of Cash Control Systems, LLC, failed to remit about $121,396... more »
  • Hunters get a break during 2nd Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday

    August 28, 2017 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- During the 2017 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday hunters will get a sale tax discount when they shop for firearms and other hunting supplies. The sales tax holiday weekend will run from September 1 through September 3. Hunters can get a discount on a wider... more »
  • State tax holiday for hurricane preparedness this weekend

    May 22, 2017 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue announced a sales tax holiday for Hurricane preparedness emergency supplies. The Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. The sales tax holiday provides a... more »
  • City of Gonzales approves resolution for 10 percent sales tax Play Video

    May 8, 2017 10:18 PM

    GONZALES - Voters in Gonzales will decide on possibly raising the sales tax by a half-cent this October. The City of Gonzales council passed a resolution to allow a half-cent sales tax increase, which will hike the city's sales tax to 10 percent if voters approve it on October's... more »
  • Gonzales City Council to discuss potential sales tax increase Play Video

    May 5, 2017 6:58 PM

    GONZALES – The Gonzales City Council will be considering a half-cent sales tax increase at its next meeting. The money from the sales tax will be used for public safety, police and fire protection. If the council passes the resolution for the tax increase, it will be placed on... more »
  • Louisiana Senate agrees to limit hunting sales tax holiday

    April 20, 2017 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has agreed to scale back the state's sales tax holiday for hunting supplies. A proposal by Sen. Barrow Peacock, a Bossier City Republican, would keep state sales taxes from being charged on firearms, ammunition and archery supplies on the first weekend of September. But... more »
  • Smaller states rejoice as Amazon finally collects sales tax

    January 29, 2017 2:25 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Many online shoppers in the United States have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from Amazon. But the Seattle giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have a physical presence.... more »
  • Amazon to start charging sales taxes on Louisiana shoppers Play Video

    December 20, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tax-free shopping on Amazon for Louisiana residents is ending. The online retail giant will start charging sales taxes on all purchases shipped to destinations in Louisiana starting Jan. 1. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that a state revenue department spokesman confirmed Amazon will begin collecting both state and local... more »
  • Lafourche Parish School Board to consider sales tax increase

    December 8, 2016 10:23 AM

    THIBODAUX - The Lafourche Parish School Board has agreed to consider asking voters for a one-cent sales tax for teacher salaries and to authorize the use of bonds for school facility upgrades. Superintendent Jo Ann Mathews says the measure is a consideration at this point. The Daily Comet reports the... more »
  • New taxes for roads, mental health center to be discussed Wednesday

    September 13, 2016 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council will discuss five new tax proposals at its meeting Wednesday. Among the items are taxes on property to pay for new roads and a mental health facility. Also, the council will consider a two-percent tax on hotel rooms to raise money for the newly-created... more »
  • Sales tax refunds available for property destroyed in 2016 floods

    August 26, 2016 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Taxpayers in certain parishes can claim refunds for state sales taxes paid on personal property destroyed by last week’s historic flooding or the March 2016 flooding. According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, those refunds are only available to residents living in a parish declared a... more »
  • Louisiana's sales tax holiday on Fri. and Sat.; 3 percent to be paid by shoppers Play Video

    August 2, 2016 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's annual Sales Tax Holiday is on Friday and Saturday this year, however unlike past years, customers will end up paying some tax. On Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6, shoppers will pay three percent sales tax rather than the full five percent. The... more »
  • Internet sales tax proposal opposed by GOP Senate candidates

    June 29, 2016 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three of the main Republican contenders for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat say they oppose pending federal legislation to require companies to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, U.S. Rep. John Fleming and state Treasurer John Kennedy participated Wednesday in a candidate forum hosted... more »
  • Sales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana Senate

    June 13, 2016 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators intend to stall efforts to clean up sales taxes unintentionally charged on items like school lunches and Girl Scout cookies, until House lawmakers agree to more taxes for next year's budget than they've supported so far. Sales tax increases passed in the chaotic final moments... more »
  • House raises sales tax by a penny; Senate must approve measure next Play Video

    February 25, 2016 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the state house have approved a one-cent tax increase to help fill budget holes in two budgets: the current budget and next year's spending plan. The tax proposal was passed 76-27, WBRZ political correspondent Mark Armstrong first reported on Twitter Thursday afternoon. The senate... more »
  • Treasurer: State revenues increased 3 percent for January

    February 15, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Department of the Treasury says reports indicate total revenue for January 2016 saw a three percent increase over December of last year. Sales tax, severance tax and corporation/franchise tax receipts are down from last year in the 2015-16 fiscal year, but individual income tax... more »
  • Lawmakers urged to raise state sales tax Play Video

    January 13, 2016 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers were told to face the music and raise the sales tax Wednesday. LSU professor Jim Richardson said it's one of the only ways to raise money immediately. Lawmakers have till June to raise $700-$750 million. Otherwise Medicaid, public schools and state colleges could run out... more »
  • Livingston Parish cashing in on Juban Crossing Play Video

    January 11, 2016 4:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Juban Crossing continues to be a cash cow for Livingston Parish as the popular shopping center brought in more sales tax revenue in 2015. When comparing December 2014 to last December, Juban Crossing saw a nearly $400,000 increase in sales tax revenue with a total of $7.2... more »
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging business tax change

    December 14, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge says lawmakers properly passed a tax change aimed at raising $103 million to balance the state's budget. The Louisiana Chemical Association had argued the temporary suspension of a 1-cent sales tax exemption on business utilities didn't receive the required votes and was... more »
  • Lawmaker: 99 percent of people don't pay online sales tax Play Video

    October 28, 2015 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A lawmaker is hoping to tackle a growing $808 million loss in tax revenue due to sales being made online. People are not paying the taxes on out-of-state purchases made online. Buyers are supposed to report online purchases each year on tax returns. “You're legally... more »
  • Proposed $7 billion tax hike for new bridge Play Video

    April 16, 2015 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Representative Karen St. Germain (D-Pierre Part) wants to add 1% to the state sales by passing a bill to raise $7 billion dollars over 10 years for new road and bridge construction. Germain is chairwoman of the House Transportation, Highways, and Public Works Committee. She says... more »
  • WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    December 20, 2014 7:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge residents could be handing over more money every time they make a purchase if they approve a half-cent sales tax headed to the March ballot. The tax hike would bring in about $3 million a year to benefit law enforcement. The proposed... more »
  • Hunting gear free from sales tax this weekend Play Video

    September 4, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies will be exempt from state and local sales taxes Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. "If you're ready to go gun shopping," Bryce Moreland said, as he shopped for ammunition. "Now's the time to do it." This is one of... more »
  • Sales tax free for hunters Sept. 5-7

    September 1, 2014 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend. The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday through Sunday and applies to individual consumer purchases of hunting gear, including firearms, ammunition, archery supplies, hunting apparel and off-road... more »

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