taxes http://wwno.org en Property Tax Increase Approved By House, Now Headed To Voters http://wwno.org/post/property-tax-increase-approved-house-now-headed-voters <p>Voters across the state will decide whether New Orleans residents get to vote on raising property taxes. House Bill 111 was given final passage Thursday. It would nearly double the portion of property taxes that go to police and fire protection from about 10 mills to 20 mills.<br /><br />The measure needs a series of approvals before taxes would rise. Voters statewide and in New Orleans would have to approve it in November. And voters in New Orleans would have to approve it again in another vote.<br /> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:11:38 +0000 Janaya Williams 61668 at http://wwno.org City Cigarette Tax Fails, Vote On Hotel Tax Is Postponed http://wwno.org/post/city-cigarette-tax-fails-vote-hotel-tax-postponed <p>There will be no new taxes on cigarettes in New Orleans. The legislature voted down the 80-cent tax on tobacco products Wednesday morning.<br /><br />The cigarette tax bill was one of two bills supported by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to shore up the New Orleans city budget.<br /><br />The second bill, to raise the city’s hotel tax by 1.75 percentage points, was returned to the calendar Wednesday afternoon to be voted on at a later date.<br /><br />If the hotel tax is passed in the legislature, it still would have to pass muster with Governor Bobby Jindal.<br /> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:55:45 +0000 Janaya Williams 60297 at http://wwno.org 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