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Tax Relief in Louisiana

Louisiana MapWhen looking at how Louisiana ranks with respect to individual tax, the state tends to fare well. Louisiana’s personal income tax ranks 21st highest among the fifty states, with a top rate of 6%. The total average of state and local income taxes collected per capita, $527, puts the state in 12th lowest place nationwide. Additionally, with an average of $776 collected in property taxes per resident, Louisiana is 8th lowest among all fifty states.

Even when looking at federal income tax, Louisiana is below the national average. Residents typically pay approximately $9,701 yearly in federal income taxes, $2,000 less than the national average.

However, with the lowest median household income in the nation and one of the highest rates of decline in that household income - $39,622 and 19.75%, respectively - Louisiana faces significant challenges with respect to personal tax debt and delinquency. Any unexpected reduction in income - job loss, medical expenses, and so on - can result in residents finding themselves behind in meeting tax obligations. Understandably, if faced with choosing between feeding their families (or paying the mortgage/rent, or putting gas in the car to get to work) and putting money into savings to pay Uncle Sam, most people will choose to meet the immediate needs and hope for the best later. Of course, this more often than not results in delinquent tax bills. However, more individuals in Louisiana are availing themselves of one power strategy for addressing those challenges: tax relief.

Tax relief companies work with their clients to analyze their individual financial circumstances, and in many instances can help them to significantly reduce their tax debt. An expert tax relief company has access to a wide variety of tools that can be used in their clients’ benefit: installment agreements, investigation of tax levies and liens, and audit representation and reconsideration, to name a few.


Sales taxes the focus in Louisiana's next special session

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - To fill Louisiana's budget gap, Gov. John Bel Edwards is backing a plan for the special session starting Tuesday that favors sales taxes, including renewal of up to half the 1 percent sales tax that expires in six weeks.

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 09:49:00 GMT

Another temporary patch on Louisiana's budget isn't good enough | Editorial

Louisiana legislators will gather Tuesday (May 22) for their sixth special session since the beginning of 2016. Like the others, this session is being called to fill a looming gap in the budget. The Legislature made the taxes they passed two years ago ...

Published:  Sun, 20 May 2018 03:34:00 GMT

Will this one be different Louisiana lawmakers have 2 weeks to solve 2 years of budget disagreements

Louisiana's current state sales tax rate is 5 percent, and the state ranks among the highest for combined state and average local sales tax rates in the country. Edwards said he understands concerns about relying on a sales tax-centric budget fix.

Published:  Sun, 20 May 2018 18:16:00 GMT

Sales tax discount in effect for hurricane supplies this weekend

BATON ROUGE, LA - Louisiana residents can buy flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other hurricane supplies with a discount on the state sales tax Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. During these two days, eligible purchases are subject to only ...

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 04:18:00 GMT

First public hearing on proposed Louisiana ITEP changes kicks off tomorrow

The public will have its first chance to weigh in on the state's proposed changes to the Industrial Tax Exemption Program tomorrow morning in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry will hold the first of two public hearings on the ITEP ...

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 13:34:00 GMT

Lawmakers End Regular Session Early To Focus On Budget And Taxes

With that, the Louisiana Legislature ended the regular session two weeks ahead of schedule. They'll be back to work Tuesday for a special session on the budget and taxes. Listen Listening... After the Legislature adjourned late Friday night, Gov.

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 09:06:00 GMT

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