State and Local Taxation


Effective July 1, 2015, the net operating loss carryback (NOL) will be eliminated and the carryover will be limited to 72% of the carryover. La. Acts 2015, No. ___( HB No. 624 (Rep. Jackson) amending La. R.S. 47:287.86) and La. Acts 2015, No. ____(HB No. 218 (Rep. Broadwater) amending La. R.S. 47:287.86).

Under the bills,

During the recent 2013 Regular Session, the Louisiana Legislature passed a sweeping tax amnesty bill (House Bill 456). The bill provides amnesty for virtually all Louisiana state taxes and will be available to taxpayers through a series of specified amnesty periods in 2013, 2014, and 2015, with benefits decreasing in each of the amnesty periods.

Non-profit organizations have the opportunity to finance the acquisition or renovation of property where they do their good works using qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, which often provide better financing terms and rates than those available from traditional lenders. The proceeds of qualified 501(c)(3) bonds may also be used by the non-profit organization for working capital or

Louisiana protects corporate directors and officers from liability to shareholders or others when they make decisions in good faith and reasonably believe that their decisions are in the best interest of the organization. This principal, called the “business judgment rule,” gives officers and directors the freedom to take risks and to make decisions without wondering

The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 (the “Act”) added several new sections to the Internal Revenue Code that provide certain tax benefits for affected hurricane disaster areas. Section 1400N(a) authorized the issuance of Qualified Private Activity Bonds (“Qualified Bonds”) to finance the construction and rehabilitation of residential and nonresidential property located in the Gulf

Act Number 323 of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature modified the rules on small successions in Louisiana. In addition to some other changes, the law allows the use of the small succession procedure, which generally involves filing an affidavit rather than opening judicial proceedings, to transfer title to immovable property in Louisiana

The Louisiana Supreme Court has refused to review the decision of the First Circuit Court of Appeal in ConAgra Foods, Inc. vs. Bridges, 2010-0907 (La. App. 1st Cir. 10/29/10), 48 So.3d 1249. In ConAgra Foods, the First Circuit determined that ConAgra Foods, Inc. would receive the benefits of Louisiana net operating loss carryovers held by subsidiaries, which had been sold in Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) §338(h)(10) transactions . Under federal tax law, the parties to a stock sale can elect IRC §338(h)(10) treatment such that the stock sale is treated as an asset sale for income tax purposes and the tax attributes of the subsidiaries that are sold are acquired by the selling parent corporation. The steps that occur under an IRC §338(h)(10) transaction are as follows:
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As companies expand their operation into foreign states, it is essential to determine the potential tax liability for conducting business in those jurisdictions.  Although states differ as to their treatment of out-of-state taxpayers, all states are bound by the U.S. Constitution and federal law and jurisprudence, which require a nexus between a taxpayer and a

On September 30, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance providing relief to homeowners who have suffered property losses due to the effects of certain imported drywall installed in homes between 2001 and 2009.  In particular, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2010-36 which enables affected taxpayers to treat damages from corrosive drywall as a casualty loss and provides a ”safe harbor” formula for determining the amount of the loss.
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