sales taxes http://wwno.org en Jindal Unveils Sales Tax Proposal http://wwno.org/post/jindal-unveils-sales-tax-proposal <p class="p1">Gov. Bobby Jindal went before the legislature Thursday to unveil his tax proposal. He wants to eliminate the income tax and says the state can make up the gap with a higher and more expansive sales tax.<p class="p1">The proposal would make Louisiana the state with the highest sales tax in the nation. Combined with local sales taxes, Louisianians would pay an average of 10.75 percent in sales tax. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:33:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 31252 at http://wwno.org Jindal Proposes Getting Rid of Income Taxes http://wwno.org/post/jindal-proposes-getting-rid-income-taxes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to eliminate Louisiana's personal and business income taxes, in exchange for higher state sales taxes and the removal of some tax breaks.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26784 at http://wwno.org Tax free shopping for guns, ammo this weekend http://wwno.org/post/tax-free-shopping-guns-ammo-weekend <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Hunters and campers will pay no sales tax on firearms, ammunition and hunting and fishing supplies during this weekend's Louisiana Second Amendment sales tax holiday.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Beginning Friday, eligible purchases are exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax and all local sales taxes. The exemption runs through Sunday.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 09:08:00 +0000 The Associated Press 19488 at http://wwno.org Hammond's Economy on 17-Month Roll http://wwno.org/post/hammonds-economy-17-month-roll <p>The city of Hammond&#39;s economy is on a 17-month roll. Sales tax receipts are up 7 percent compared to the first half of 2011. Mayor Mayson Foster says the numbers indicate not only a strong economy in Tangipahoa Parish, but also that people are staying in Hammond to make their purchases rather than going elsewhere.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:20:11 +0000 The Associated Press 15229 at http://wwno.org