Kim Robinson, a partner in Jones Walker’s Baton Rouge office, was quoted extensively in Bloomberg BNA’s Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report in the article Louisiana Department of Revenue Finalizes Rules for Voluntary Disclosure Agreements (article available with subscription). Kim’s comments addressed the new rules promulgated by the Louisiana Department of Revenue regarding the state’s voluntary disclosure program. The rules, which can be found at Louisiana Administrative Code 61:III.2103, were published in March and represent the first regulatory guidance from the Department for taxpayers interested in participating in the voluntary disclosure program.
The article highlights noteworthy components of the program, including anonymity for a taxpayer through a representative and the disqualification of a company when an affiliate of that company is being audited. Finally, the rules also address the policy for waivers and payment of penalties, in accordance with Act 198 of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
Kim was also recently featured as a “Minority Powerbroker” by Law360. See our Blog Post here.