State and Local Taxation

On October 16, 2020, the attorney representing the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators presented a proposal for centralized local sales and use tax collection in Louisiana (the “Localities’ Proposal”) to the Centralized Sales and Use Tax Administration Study Group (the “Study Group”).  The Study Group was created by the Legislature earlier this year (HR

It has become a somewhat unpleasant autumn ritual for many taxpayers:  should we agree to a request from the Louisiana Department of Revenue (the “Department”) for more time to audit.  Once the decision to agree to an extension has been made, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, signing that waiver has become more complicated.  Traditionally, the

The Louisiana Legislature called itself into a second extraordinary session to address several issues confronting the state. The Second Extraordinary Session, which began on September 28th, was called by the legislature, and not the governor, and will focus primarily on addressing the continuing negative economic effects of the coronavirus on Louisiana and the

On Monday, the Federal Reserve Board announced significant expansions of the Municipal Liquidity Facility (“MLF”). The MLF was unveiled on April 9, 2020 as part of the federal initiative to provide trillions in loans to shore up those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In a nutshell, the MLF is designed to provide a liquidity backstop

Under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, a taxpayer may sell real property (the relinquished property) and replace it with real property of a like-kind (the replacement property) without recognizing tax on the sale if certain requirements are met. Two of those requirements involve deadlines:  the taxpayer must identify replacement property within 45 days

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Public Law No: 116-136, the “CARES Act” or the “Act”).  Title I of the CARES Act creates the Paycheck Protection Program (discussed in more detail here).  Generally speaking, the Paycheck Protection Program permits certain small businesses to

While the Louisiana Department of Revenue (the “Department”) has extended some filing and payment deadlines, it has not extended the April 15 and June 15 deadline for making 2020 first and second quarter individual and corporate estimated state income tax payments. Nor has the Department extended the April deadline for reporting and remitting March state

The IRS recently issued Notice 2020-23, which extends the deadline for certain time sensitive actions that are required to be taken between April 1 and July 15.  July 15 is the new deadline.  The covered time sensitive actions include those actions relating to tax exempt bonds set forth in Revenue Procedure 2018-58, such as

This morning, the Federal Reserve announced the creation of a new liquidity facility to ensure that municipal governments can maintain cash flows and continue to operate.  Under the new Municipal Liquidity Facility, the Federal Reserve will lend up to $500 billion to a special purpose vehicle that will purchase eligible notes directly from eligible issuers.