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Most retail purchases exempt from state sales tax August 7 & 8...Continue Reading

BATON ROUGE – Families getting ready to send their kids back to school can save money during the 2015 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8. During these two days, most retail purchases are exempt from the four percent state sales tax.

Conditions

The sales tax holiday exempts the first $2500 of the purchase price of each eligible item when the customer:

·         Buys and accepts delivery of eligible property;

·         Places property on layaway;

·         Acquires property that was previously placed on layaway; or

·         Places an order for immediate delivery, even if the delivery must be delayed, provided the customer has not requested delayed delivery

The sales tax holiday applies only to the four percent state sales tax. Local sales taxes apply to purchases unless the local taxing authority creates its own exemption.

Exceptions

The sales tax holiday does not apply to:

·         Vehicles subject to title and license

·         Meals prepared for consumption on premises or to-go; and

·         Taxable services such as hotel occupancy, laundry services, printing services, telecommunication services, the furnishing of cold storage space, leases or rentals of tangible personal property, repairs to tangible personal property, and admission to athletic, amusement, or recreational facilities or events

Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/taxholiday for a full explanation of conditions of the 2015 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday.

Back-to-School Tax Deductions

The Louisiana Department of Revenue reminds shoppers to retain receipts for back-to-school items such as supplies, uniforms, and equipment required by schools. These purchases may qualify for tax deductions on 2015 Louisiana Individual Income Tax Returns due May 15, 2016. The deductions apply to educational expenses for public, private, parochial, and home schools. To claim the deductions, you must be able to claim the student as a dependent on your state individual income tax return, and you must be able to provide documentation for the expenses.

For more information about the Louisiana School Tuition and Expense Tax Deductions, visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/schooldeduction

LDR finalizes initial system changes from 2015 legislation, anticipates slight delay for some tax refunds...Continue Reading

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is finalizing the initial system changes related to tax measures recently passed during the 2015 Regular Legislative Session.  The department anticipates slight delays for some tax refunds, as the agency implements the changes and refines the work processes, many of which will now be handled manually.

 “We have been working to update our system and implement hundreds of millions of dollars of complex changes to our tax code that were effective July 1,” said Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield. “We want taxpayers and tax preparers to understand the changes that occurred and be informed about how they will impact the preparation of their tax returns and receipt of their refunds. The best way for them to do that is by visiting our website.”

Typically, refunds are issued within 21 days for returns filed electronically and within 10 weeks for returns filed by paper. The recently implemented legislative updates will impact many tax returns received after June 30, placing them “under review”. Tax analysts will assess the returns for proper documentation and calculation of credits as required by the recently passed legislation. More complex returns, such as those utilizing certain tax credits, exclusions, deductions and other exemptions, and those including items modified during the recent legislative session will experience longer delays.

To assist taxpayers in accurately applying the new tax measures, the department has issued corresponding Revenue Information Bulletins (RIB) for guidance and has developed tax worksheets to note appropriate adjustments.

“Taxpayers can greatly assist in the timely processing of their returns by including the appropriate worksheets and documentation,” added Barfield.

Taxpayers can visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov to access the RIBs and new worksheets. 

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