Tag Archives: Louisiana

La. Governor Issues Executive Order Regarding ITEP

On February 21, 2024, Governor Jeff Landry issued Executive Order No. JML 24-23 (EO No. 23-24) providing for the conditions for participation in the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP). The ITEP provides for a property tax exemption for manufacturing facilities. Under the Louisiana Constitutional, art. 7, Section 21(F), subject to terms approved by the Governor, … Continue Reading

Governor-elect Jeff Landry Announces Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue

Governor-elect Jeff Landry announced today appointments to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. “I am happy to make these announcements today, and I look forward to working with these highly qualified individuals,” said Governor-elect Jeff Landry. “I have confidence that their experience, knowledge, and leadership will greatly benefit our state.” Background: Richard Nelson-Secretary of the Louisiana … Continue Reading

Louisiana Franchise Tax Phase-Out Vetoed by Governor

Louisiana Senate Bill 1 of the 2023 Regular Session, which provides for a phase-out of the Louisiana corporation franchise tax, has been vetoed by Governor Edwards. SB 1 by Senator Allain would have reduced the franchise tax by 25% per year, provided certain benchmarks for deposits into the Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund were met until … Continue Reading

Big SALT Changes in the Louisiana Legislature

Unless otherwise indicated, all bills noted below have been passed by the legislature and are waiting on signature or veto by the governor. Our discussion of each bill assumes the bill is or becomes law. SB1 by Senator R. L. Bret Allain, II TAX/FRANCHISE/CORPORATE:  Phases-out the corporate franchise tax. SB 1 reduces the corporate franchise … Continue Reading

Register now for COST‘s Southeast Regional State Tax Seminar in Memphis

Jones Walker SALT team members Jay Adams, Andre Burvant, John Fletcher, and Jeff Birdsong will discuss state tax cases, issues, and policy matters to watch. Additionally, the team will cover internal reorganization and looking beyond due diligence, deal documents, and closing. Council on State Taxation (COST) Southeast Regional State Tax Seminar Date: Tuesday, May 16, … Continue Reading

Jeff Birdsong Presents at the Southern Industrial Conference

Jones Walker SALT Team member, Jeff Birdsong, co-presented a panel for the Southern Industrial Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on “Changes in Federal and State Tax Laws.”  The conference featured approximately 15 key presentations and discussions from company executives as they shared their experiences growing their businesses and from expert advisors as they shared their … Continue Reading

Louisiana Announces a New “Transfer Pricing Managed Audit Program”

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (the “Department”) released Revenue Information Bulletin No. 21-029 announcing the “Louisiana Transfer Pricing Managed Audit Program.”  Beginning November 1, 2021, eligible corporations may request to participate in the program in order to resolve intercompany transfer pricing issues with the Department. Newly registered taxpayers, existing taxpayers, and taxpayers currently under audit … Continue Reading

Lafourche Parish, LA Local Sales Tax Collector Grants Local Sales Tax Filing Extensions to Certain Dealers/Taxpayers Impacted by Hurricane Ida

In a letter recently issued to Lafourche Parish, LA sales/use taxpayers, the Lafourche Parish local sales/use tax collector Amanda Granier explains that Lafourche Parish has now granted Lafourche Parish local sales/use tax filing extensions to certain dealers/taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Ida. The Lafourche Parish sales/use tax office is now open again, but was previously closed … Continue Reading

Louisiana Department of Revenue Grants Automatic Sales Tax Return Filing Extension and Penalty Relief For Certain Eligible Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ida

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has now issued Revenue Information Bulletin (RIB) 21-027 granting an automatic state sales/use tax filing extension and corresponding penalty relief to taxpayers in certain Louisiana areas impacted by Hurricane Ida for August 2021 Louisiana state sales/use taxes that were due to be filed on or before September 20, 2021. The … Continue Reading

Louisiana Department of Revenue Issues New Revenue Information Bulletin (RIB 21-025) Addressing Many Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Hurricane Ida Disaster Recovery

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has now issued Revenue Information Bulletin (RIB) 21-025, which addresses many frequently asked questions (FAQs) and provides informational guidance and resources to assist taxpayers located in designated parishes in their recovery efforts following the devastation to many Louisiana individuals and businesses following Hurricane Ida. The Department’s new 10-page FAQs in … Continue Reading

Louisiana Secretary of State Announces Rescheduling of Upcoming Tax Reform Vote to November 13

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has now announced the rescheduling of the upcoming tax reform constitutional amendment votes and other Fall elections, which were to be held October 9.  The Fall elections and related tax reform votes are now scheduled to be held November 13. This change was recommended by the Secretary of State … Continue Reading

Louisiana Department of Revenue Grants Additional Automatic Extensions For Certain Eligible Businesses and Individuals Impacted by Hurricane Ida

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has now issued Revenue Information Bulletin (RIB) 21-024 automatically granting additional extensions to taxpayers in certain Louisiana areas impacted by Hurricane Ida for certain taxes that were due on or after August 26, 2021. The Department’s new RIB specifically explains which taxpayers are eligible for automatic extensions, by tax type. … Continue Reading

Louisiana Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Income Tax Relief (and Notice Requirements) for Hurricane Ida Relief Work by Nonresident Businesses or Employees

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has now issued Revenue Information Bulletin (RIB) 21-020, which provides certain income tax relief (and notice requirements) relating to Hurricane Ida relief work performed in the State by nonresident businesses or employees. Louisiana law (Act 358, 2017 Reg. Sess.) provides for an income tax exclusion from either gross income or … Continue Reading

Following Hurricane Ida, Louisiana Department of Revenue Grants Automatic Filing and Payment Extensions for Tax Returns and Payments with Original or Extended Due Dates on August 31, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has now issued Revenue Information Bulletin (RIB) 21-021 automatically granting  filing and payment extensions to taxpayers for certain Louisiana tax returns and payments due during Hurricane Ida landfall and impact.  The Department’s new RIB specifically explains that for taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business, critical tax records, or paid … Continue Reading

Two New Proposed Regulations Issued by the Louisiana Department of Revenue

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has now issued two new proposed regulations regarding: Electronic filing and payment requirements for consolidated sales tax returns; and Mandatory electronic filing requirements and electronic payment requirements relating to the Industrial Hemp-Derived CBD and Consumable Hemp Products Tax.   Consolidated Sales Tax Returns – Electronic Filing and Payment Requirements: The … Continue Reading

Louisiana Governor Has Now Signed Law Removing 20-Year Carryover Limitation on Net Operating Loss (NOL) Deduction for Corporate Income Tax Purposes

Louisiana’s Governor, John Bel Edwards, has now signed into law SB 36 (enacted as Act 459), which eliminates the prior 20-year carryover period limitation imposed on the available deduction for net operating losses (NOLs) for Louisiana corporate income tax purposes. Act 459 amends La. R.S. 47:287.86(B) to provide that all NOL deductions claimed on any … Continue Reading

Louisiana’s Proposed Sales Tax Centralization Constitutional Amendment Has Passed the Legislature and Now Goes to a Vote of the People

Louisiana House Bill 199, which would create a more centralized state and local sales tax collection system in Louisiana, has now been adopted by the House and Senate after negotiation in conference committee. The legislative information regarding HB 199 can be found here. The applicable  conference committee report proposed by the appointed conference committee conferees, … Continue Reading

New Louisiana De Minimis Mobile Workforce Exemption Bill Goes to Conference Committee

The Louisiana Legislature has now sent to conference committee proposed legislation (SB 157) that would exempt the wages of certain nonresident employees from Louisiana individual income taxation, and their employers from withholding and reporting requirements, if the employees only worked in Louisiana for fewer than 25 days in a calendar year. If SB 157 becomes … Continue Reading

New Jones Walker SALT Blog Series: Interplay of Louisiana Sales and Use Taxes – Part 1: Which Laws and Rules Apply? – Sales Tax or Use Tax?

This first post in this series focuses on the obvious first question to address:  are we dealing with a Louisiana sales tax issue or a Louisiana use tax issue (or perhaps both)?  Which tax is applicable, and which Louisiana statutory tax provisions are to be utilized? The interplay of sales tax and use tax in … Continue Reading

Louisiana Due Process is No Longer in “Jeopardy!”: Louisiana Supreme Court Denies LDR Writ Application in Due Process/Personal Jurisdiction Case

On January 20, 2021, the Louisiana Supreme Court denied the Louisiana Department of Revenue’s writ application in the closely-followed Louisiana due process / personal jurisdiction case of Robinson v. Jeopardy Productions, Inc., 2020-C-01343 (La. 1/20/21).  This case is now final. A copy of the Louisiana Supreme Court’s writ denial ruling can be found here. The … Continue Reading

Louisiana Tax Commission Issues Additional Guidance on Property Tax Filing Deadlines

Today, in compliance with Proclamation No. JBE 2020-59, which was issued by Governor Edwards on May 14, 2020, the Louisiana Tax Commission (LTC) issued Statewide Advisory 05-2020 explaining that JBE 2020-59 continues the suspension of the statutory April 1, 2020 deadline for filing personal property renditions with local assessors (for property owners other than public … Continue Reading

Jay Adams and Joe Landry Discuss Property Tax Relief for Louisiana Business Property

Property Tax Relief for Louisiana Business Property by Jay Adams and Joe Landry Reprinted from Tax Notes State, April 27, 2020, p. 537 Volume 96, Number 4 April 27, 2020 Through multiple proclamations, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) ordered that nonessential businesses close their doors or limit their operations, including restaurants, hotels, casinos, retail … Continue Reading

Louisiana Department of Revenue Extends April 25, 2020 Severance Tax Filing and Payment Deadline to June 25, 2020: Automatic Extension with No Penalties or Interest

Today, the Louisiana Department of Revenue issued Revenue Information Bulletin (“RIB”) No. 20-011, which provides filing and payment extension relief for monthly Louisiana severance tax returns, payments, and reports due on April 25, 2020. The RIB provides that the filing and payment deadline for the February 2020 monthly oil and gas severance tax return, which … Continue Reading

Louisiana Supreme Court “Deals” a Win to Wal-Mart.com and other Online Marketplaces

Today, in a case of first impression that has captured national attention, the Louisiana Supreme Court held in a 4-3 decision that Wal-Mart.com (an online marketplace facilitator) is not required to collect and remit Jefferson Parish sales tax on behalf of its third-party sellers. See Normand v. Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC, 2019-263 (La. 12/29/19), __ So. … Continue Reading
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