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  • Assessor: Assumption salt dome taxes underpaid

    November 18, 2013 10:49 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Assumption Parish assessor says a special audit has found that owners and operators of caverns in the Napoleonville Salt Dome are under-reporting assessed values by hundreds of millions of dollars. Assessor Wayne "Cat" Blanchard tells The Advocate it could mean up to $6 million a... more »
  • Man gets 8 months for failing to file income taxes

    May 23, 2013 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to eight months in federal prison after admitting that he did not file income tax returns on $2.3 million he earned over a four-year-period. Failure to file a federal income tax return is a misdemeanor... more »
  • Landry Disputes Attack Ad on Taxes, Boustany Camp Defends Claims

    September 14, 2012 11:17 PM

    Representative Jeff Landry is calling out his opponent, Representative Charles Boustany, Jr., for a campaign ad over taxes. The ad claims Landry did not pay property taxes on time; a claim Landry said is a lie. But Boustany's camp is sticking by its guns, saying there is documentation to prove... more »
  • Ouachita sales taxes collections up in March

    May 14, 2012 10:45 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Consumer spending picked up steam in Ouachita Parish to close out the first quarter in March. The News-Star reports combined collections for all Ouachita Parish jurisdictions were up 7.8 percent in March compared to the same month in 2011. Bob Eisenstadt, director of the University of... more »
  • On the ballot: Amendment #1

    November 9, 2011 3:02 AM

    On the November 19th ballot voters will find a statewide constitutional amendment: Proposed Amendment No. 1 , which could have a big impact on those in the real estate market. If approved, Amendment No. 1 would prohibit what are known as "transfer taxes," essentially new fees on the sale... more »
  • Council rejects plan to require voter OK on taxes

    June 8, 2011 10:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has voted down a policy that would have required voter approval for all new taxes. The council's 7-2 vote Tuesday against the measure came after 16 residents spoke in favor of requiring voter approval. The only councilmen who supported the requirement were... more »
  • Don't be Scammed by Fake IRS Communications

    February 23, 2011 3:11 PM

    The IRS receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious emails, phone calls, faxes or notices claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Many of these scams fraudulently use the Internal Revenue Service name or logo as a lure to make the communication more authentic and... more »
  • New Orleans Mayor, Council Agree on More Taxes

    December 7, 2010 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After voting last week for property tax increases that weren't as high as Mayor Mitch Landrieu had called for, New Orleans City Council members are preparing to move closer to what Landrieu wanted. Last week the council approved a 6.74 mill tax rate increase - two... more »
  • St. Landry Sales Taxes Drop

    September 7, 2010 9:13 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Sales tax collections, which have been in trouble all year St. Landry Parish, fell a staggering 36.7 percent in August compared to last year. Ronnie Richard, sales tax officer with the St. Landry School Board that tracks the numbers for the parish, said the drop is... more »
  • Free Tax Prep Services to help Acadiana

    January 26, 2010 12:40 PM

    Make your money work for you. United Way's "Earn It, Keep It, Save It" program helps Acadianians get every penny they deserve on tax returns. United Way of Acadiana and has teamed up with several local groups to offer free tax preparation services and help getting earned income tax... more »
  • Cajundome Sales Tax Case Nears End

    December 17, 2009 2:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit between the Cajundome and Lafayette Parish School Board over sales taxes may soon be resolved. Lafayette Consolidated Government sent a letter Wednesday to the school board saying it is satisfied with the terms of an agreement. "We were happy to receive the... more »
  • Cajundome tax plan approved by school board

    December 3, 2009 2:06 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has tentatively approved a settlement that ends a dispute with the Cajundome. The school board spent about an hour in a closed meeting Wednesday discussing a proposal that would settle a lawsuit the Cajundome Commission filed against the school system... 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 »
  • St. Landry Parish Tax Collection Sub Stations

    November 18, 2009 3:00 PM

    In an ongoing effort to better serve the citizens of St. Landry Parish, Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz would like to remind all tax payers in St. Landry Parish that taxes for the calendar year 2009 are being collected again at the following sub stations: Leonville Sub Station from 8:30am... more »
  • Longevity Checks

    November 17, 2009 10:20 AM

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - One Idaho company is paying for employee loyalty. Health care products company Melaleuca gives workers with five years of continuous employment five grand. Ten years -- $10,000. The longevity payments go all the way up to $30,000 after taxes for 30 years. It's not the... more »

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