taxes http://wwno.org en New Orleans Extends Property Tax Payment Deadline http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-extends-property-tax-payment-deadline <p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The City of New Orleans has extended the deadline for paying 2014 property taxes to Friday, Feb. 7 due to the closure of City Hall as a result of the winter storm that shut down much of the region this week.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:08:59 +0000 Jason Saul 53013 at http://wwno.org Analysis: La. Budget Needs $200M From Tax Amnesty http://wwno.org/post/analysis-la-budget-needs-200m-tax-amnesty <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">As Louisiana's latest amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers begins Monday, state officials are grappling with dueling concerns as they urge people to pony up what they owe.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:36:27 +0000 MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press 44516 at http://wwno.org Out To Lunch: Lower Your Taxes http://wwno.org/post/out-lunch-lower-your-taxes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">La. state tax credits aren't just for Hollywood producers any more. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 47504 at http://wwno.org Some State Senators Puzzled By Tax Amnesty Solution http://wwno.org/post/some-state-senators-puzzled-tax-amnesty-solution In the Finance committee Thursday Senators questioned the way the House filled the hole it dug in the proposed budget for next year. The House took out one-time money, from selling state property, court settlements, and dedicated funds, and put in a tax amnesty program.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/05/051713_SenateDoubtsTaxAmnestyProgramFINAL.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Legislative Fiscal Office </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">usually </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">considers tax amnesty revenues to be one-time money too.</span><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 14:34:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 35543 at http://wwno.org NOLA Adjudicated Property Redemption Window Could Become State-Wide http://wwno.org/post/nola-adjudicated-property-redemption-window-could-become-state-wide A <a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=13RS&#38;b=HB256&#38;sbi=y">bill</a> to shorten the time frame from three years to 18 months for owners of adjudicated properties to pay unpaid taxes has advanced in the house.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/04/041613_Proposed_Adjustment_to_Blight_Redemption_Time_Period_Passed_AWwrap.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 33379 at http://wwno.org In A City Of Festivals, Why Not Taxfest 2014? http://wwno.org/post/city-festivals-why-not-taxfest-2014 <p>Unless it's your birthday, you've just been promoted, or find out that you have the winning Powerball numbers, April 15 is not the most celebrated day in America.</p><p>But wait! If&nbsp;you're about to opt for that last-minute extension,&nbsp;maybe, just maybe, there's <a href="http://nolavie.com/2013/04/love-nola-you-say-festival-i-say-revival-55286.html" target="_blank">a way to make Tax Day fun</a>, New Orleans-style... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Brett Will Taylor 33179 at http://wwno.org Full Speech: Jindal Scraps His Tax Plan http://wwno.org/post/full-speech-jindal-scraps-his-tax-plan <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201301/6238583285_d236c87378_z.jpg" alt="" /><p>In a 13-minute speech kicking off the 2013 legislative session, Gov. Bobby Jindal said he still wants the legislature to get rid of the income tax in Louisiana, but he let go of his plan for doing so with a big sales tax hike, an increased tobacco tax and the removal of some tax breaks. Listen to the speech in its entirety.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/04/040813_JindalSpeech_RAW.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:07:00 +0000 editor 32823 at http://wwno.org Gov. Jindal's Address to Legislature Live at 1 p.m. http://wwno.org/post/gov-jindals-address-legislature-live-1-pm <p>Gov. Bobby Jindal will address the state legislature today at 1 p.m.</p><p>The governor is expected to talk about his tax proposals, including the elimination of the state income tax and an increase in sales taxes to make up the difference. His proposals have run into strong opposition from the public and from the legislature.</p><p>You can watch a live video of the address on <a href="http://beta.lpb.org/index.php?on-demand/streaming" target="_blank">LPB's website</a>.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:36:49 +0000 Jason Saul 32808 at http://wwno.org State Rep. Robideaux Covers Tax, Budget Reform http://wwno.org/post/state-rep-robideaux-covers-tax-budget-reform <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201304/rep45.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lawmaker sponsoring Governor Bobby </span>Jindal’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tax reform package is saying the administration has learned from his mistakes last session.&#160;</span><div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/04/040113_Robideaux_on_Tax_Reform_KCWrap.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the blow back from the abbreviated debate on education reform in 2012, Representative Joel </span>Robideaux<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said discussions on the Governor's initiatives got underway sooner this year.&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Some may say that wasn’t a good way to go," Robideaux&#160;told the Baton Rouge&#160;Press Club on Monday, "because we’ve taken two months of opposition, but from a legislative standpoint, I think it’s great because we’ve had two months of debate we wouldn’t have otherwise been afforded.”</span></div><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:36:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 32446 at http://wwno.org Jindal's Math Under Question: Answers Depend on Party Lines http://wwno.org/post/jindals-math-under-question-answers-depend-party-lines <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Remember in high school when math teachers wouldn’t give full credit for answers that weren’t supported with all the work that showed how a student arrived to that answer?</span><p>On Friday,<a href="http://lafaithcommunity.com/"> a group of 250 clergymen</a> and women challenged the work behind the math used by the Jindal administration to calculate the tax burden on individuals under the governor’s new tax swap plan.<p>The governor wants to eliminate the personal income tax, the corporate income tax and the corporate franchise tax. He’d replace that lost revenue by raising the sales tax to 5.88 percent, applying the sales tax to more services and tinkering with a few other taxes and exemptions. Jindal says the plan will not amount to a tax hike for citizens or a loss in revenue for the state, but that it will be revenue neutral.<p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:53:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 31931 at http://wwno.org