State and Local Taxation

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (“LDR”) recently promulgated rules to implement the Fresh Start Proper Worker Classification Initiative, and also published guidance to explain when and how businesses should file non-employee information returns (Forms 1099-NEC) directly with the LDR. These developments are potentially interrelated and may facilitate the LDR’s efforts to monitor the classification and

UPDATEOn January 20, 2023 the Louisiana Department of Revenue revised the proposed regulations.  The revisions modify the previous Notice of Intent to amend the regulations relating to the new automatic extension. The revisions to the proposed rule no longer contain language requiring the Secretary to grant a “reasonable” extension because the statutory

On Monday, October 24, the United States Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) confirmed that it did not appeal the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Trafigura Trading LLC v. United States, No. 21-20127, 29 F.4th 286 (5th Cir. 2022). The Fifth Circuit invalidated the federal tax on domestic crude oil exported

For traditional manufacturers, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) offers a mixed bag of carrots and sticks to support its green energy goals.

Signed by President Biden on Aug. 16, 2022, the bill includes numerous tax credits and other incentives promoting clean energy investment. One of the IRA’s stated purposes is to incentivize and

Louisiana Department of Revenue income tax auditors are increasingly proposing large assessments by misapplying a formula in a Department regulation (La. Admin. Code 61:I.1130(B); the “Regulation”). The Regulation is based on a statute designed to prevent deductions related to allocable and nontaxable income and contains a formula that purports to determine a percentage of a

The property tax “open rolls” period is here for Louisiana taxpayers. This annual inspection period is important in any year, but this year early and appropriate action is critical in light of recent legislation that affects the process of appealing a valuation determination by a parish assessor.

The “open rolls” period in any Louisiana parish

On October 28, 2021, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (the “Department”) publicly announced a transfer pricing managed audit program in Revenue Information Bulletin No. 21-029 (October 26, 2021). Louisiana’s program is similar to managed audit programs recently introduced in other states, such as Indiana and North Carolina. However, unlike some other states, Louisiana’s managed

Victims of Hurricane Ida now have until January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.  The relief applies to taxpayers in any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual or public assistance.  Currently, this relief applies to the entire state of Louisiana

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal once again recognized the primacy of legislation as a source of law in the state and that the power to tax is reserved to the Legislature alone, not the Louisiana Department of Revenue (the “Department”). In Davis-Lynch Holding Co., Inc. v. Robinson, 2019-1574 (La. App. 1 Cir.

On December 27th, the President signed into law a second pandemic relief package as part of a larger government funding bill passed by Congress entitled The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAA”). In March of this year, President Trump signed the first pandemic-related stimulus bill: H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (Public