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  • Vinton tax revenue sees 5 percent increase

    July 23, 2013 10:25 AM

    VINTON, La. (AP) - Town officials say Vinton's sales tax revenue has jumped nearly five percent over the previous year. As of June 30, City Clerk Mary Vice tells the American Press the town's sales tax revenue has brought in $662,000. The town budgeted $837,500 in sales tax revenue for... more »
  • Acadiana Woman Victim of Tax Refund Fraud; Tips to Protect Yourself

    March 1, 2013 7:11 PM

    Imagine filing your federal taxes and a message comes back saying you've already filed. This year alone, the Internal Revenue Service is investigating more than 500 cases of identity theft refund fraud. The IRS is cracking down and has hired three thousand employees to focus solely on identity theft... more »
  • October casino revenue down

    November 16, 2012 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gamblers lost nearly $185 million at Louisiana's state licensed casinos in October, down from the nearly $199.7 million for September and slightly more than the $181.4 million for October of last year. Most of the money was dropped at the state's 13 riverboat casinos. Total revenue... more »
  • Denham Springs sees budget outspending revenue

    May 29, 2012 8:21 AM

    DENHAN SPRINGS, La. (AP) - The city of Denham Springs finds expenditures for this fiscal year, which ends June 30, are $1.6 million higher than revenue. That's according to the city's amended budget. The administration proposes spending about 3 percent less in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1,... more »
  • Livingston jail short on revenue

    September 12, 2011 7:42 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Documents show the quarter-cent sales tax that Livingston Parish voters rededicated to build and maintain a new jail isn't raising enough to cover those expenses. The Advocate reports an independent accountant's report shows the jail tax fund has a deficit of more than $4.2 million, Parish... more »
  • Traffic Camera Revenue: For Safety or Cash Generating

    August 12, 2011 10:17 PM

    Tickets from red light and speed cameras generate millions of dollars in Lafayette, but are they really for safety purposes only? When a fine shows up in your mail box for getting caught by one of those cameras, drivers will shell out any where from $25 to over a... more »
  • Washington Mayor Says State Law, Audit Target Him

    May 31, 2011 11:04 PM

    The Mayor of Washington speaks out to KATC after an audit of his town was released stating he was illegally keeping revenue from traffic ticket fines. But Mayor Joe Pitre said he believes the law is unconstitutional and that he's being singled out. In 2009 Louisiana passed the "speed... more »
  • Revenue estimating panel adjusts forecast Thursday

    January 13, 2011 6:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's revenue forecasting panel revises its income projections Thursday, giving the governor and lawmakers the latest numbers that will be used for devising next year's budget. While the Revenue Estimating Conference may boost income estimates slightly for next year, legislative leaders say they don't... more »
  • Louisiana Tourism Revenue Plummets

    October 1, 2010 7:36 PM

    Louisiana's reputation as a Sportsman's Paradise may be in jeopardy. Lieutenant Governor, Scott Angelle, said "Louisiana is at one half of the national average when it's comes to outdoor recreation the Sportman's Paradise, that came as quite a surprise." Alison Miller, Executive Director of the Vermilion Parish... more »
  • Louisiana casinos saw a drop in revenue

    June 15, 2010 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos saw a 9.3 percent drop in revenue last month from the previous May. State police report that the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's downtown New Orleans casino and the four casinos at race tracks took in $203.6 million in May. That's down from... more »
  • LA Department of Revenue open Saturday for taxpayers who need help

    June 14, 2010 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Revenue says its regional offices will be open Saturday for taxpayers who need help. Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges says individuals and businesses can get help from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers should bring all relevant... more »
  • Livingston Tax Revenue Rises in April

    May 17, 2010 7:18 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Records show Livingston Parish sales tax collections for April were the highest since Christmas sales. Mike Curtis, director of sales tax collections for the parish, tells The Advocate that April sales tax revenue collections were up $1.4 million from the previous month for a 31 percent... more »
  • Louisiana Casinos Revenue

    April 20, 2010 5:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gamblers left behind $206.5 million last month at Louisiana's state-licensed casinos, down about 5.2 percent from March 2009, state police reported Tuesday. The 13 riverboat casinos took in $142.4 million, while Harrah's New Orleans land casino won $29.6 million. The four casinos at race tracks won... more »
  • Louisiana State Gambling Revenues Take Hit In Today's Economy

    February 23, 2010 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos took a big hit from the struggling economy in January, as winnings from gamblers decreased 14.6 percent from January 2009. The state's 13 riverboat casinos won $131.2 million last month, down from $153.2 million the previous January, state police reported Tuesday. Harrah's Entertainment... more »
  • Louisiana should check tax files of contractors

    February 23, 2010 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers should consider requiring "tax clearances" for individuals and businesses that contract with the state, a new audit report concludes. The Legislative Auditor's Office made the recommendation in a report released to the public Monday. The office looked at the state revenue department's methods for... more »
  • Department Of Revenue To Hold Meetings About Tuition Reimbursement

    February 2, 2010 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue will host a series of meetings across the state to provide information and answer questions about the series of tax deductions known as the Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction. The Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction applies to... more »
  • Dept. of Revenue implements Streamlining Committee recommendations for savings

    January 15, 2010 11:45 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will save more than $2 million and improve the efficiency of its tax collection program when its 2010 streamlining plan goes into full effect. Key cost-saving measures have already been implemented, such as a decision to cease mailing paper tax booklets to taxpayers,... more »
  • Cajundome dispute on school board agenda

    December 1, 2009 8:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board on Wednesday will discuss a proposal to end a dispute between the Cajundome Commission and the board over back taxes. It will take place behind closed doors. "An open meeting will have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the... more »
  • Cajundome forwards back-tax settlement

    November 24, 2009 7:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A first step was taken Monday toward settling a dispute between the Cajundome Commission and Lafayette Parish school system over back taxes. The Cajundome Commission, after meeting in executive session for about an hour, gave its OK to a proposal that would settle a lawsuit it... more »

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