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Prepare for storm season with 2015 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday...Continue Reading

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents can purchase flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies, free of the 4 percent state sales tax, during the 2015 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.  The sales tax holiday will take place Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, right before the start of the six-month 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season that begins on June 1.

The sales tax holiday exempts eligible items from the 4 percent state sales tax. The exemption applies to the first $1,500 of the purchase price of each item. Local taxes apply unless specifically exempted by local taxing authorities.

Eligible purchases include:

  • Self-powered light sources, such as flashlights and candles
  • Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, and weather-band radios
  • Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting
  • Ground anchor systems, straps or tie-down kits
  • Gas or diesel fuel tanks
  • Batteries, sizes AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, or 9-volt (Automobile batteries and boat batteries are ineligible)
  • Cellular phone batteries and chargers
  • Non-electric food storage coolers
  • Portable generators
  • Storm shutter devices (Materials and products manufactured, rated, and marketed specifically for the purposes of preventing window damage from storms)
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • “Blue Ice” (and similar re-usable cooling products)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana state income tax filing deadline is Friday, May 15...Continue Reading

BATON ROUGE – The deadline for filing 2014 Louisiana individual income tax returns is Friday, May 15

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) recommends electronic filing for taxpayers for the fastest, most error-free tax return and refund processing.  Electronic filing methods include commercially-available tax preparation software, and Louisiana File Online, LDR’s free tax filing web application. Through Louisiana File Online taxpayers can file a return, make a payment and upload scanned receipts and other supporting documentation. Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/fileonline.

The average refund processing time for returns filed electronically is up to 21 business days. For paper returns, taxpayers should expect to wait 8 to 10 weeks.

Filing Extensions

Taxpayers needing more time to prepare their 2014 state individual income tax returns must submit an extension request by the May 15 filing deadline to avoid late-filing penalties. An extension allows only more time to file a return. It does not allow more time to pay. Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/extensions for additional information.

Used car dealer arrested for tax fraud, loses dealer’s license...Continue Reading

BATON ROUGE – A Metairie used car dealer faces felony charges for evading sales taxes on the purchases of a Ferrari and a classic Lincoln Continental.

Investigators with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) say Joseph Wayne Leone (Booking Photo) bought the cars using his LDR Resale Certificate, which allows sales-tax exempt purchases of items that are intended for resale to customers.  But he failed to pay sales taxes on the vehicles after registering them for his personal use.

“There are many different types of tax fraud,” said Barry Kelly, director of the LDR Criminal Investigations Division. “We investigate and prosecute anyone who defrauds Louisiana taxpayers.”

Leone bought the 2006 Ferrari for $124,000 from a dealer in Florida. When registering the car with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV), Leone listed its taxable value as $5,000 and sold it to himself for that amount. Then he paid $479.75 in sales taxes for that purchase. He owes $6,885.48 in state sales taxes, penalties and interest for underreporting the taxable value of the Ferrari.

Leone also bought a 1956 Lincoln Continental in Texas for $44,000, but registered it with the Louisiana OMV for personal use with his home address. Because personal ownership of the car is not tax exempt, he owes $2,540 in state sales taxes, penalties and interest.

LDR worked closely with the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission on this investigation. “Mr. Leone’s used motor vehicle dealer’s license has been revoked,” said LUMVC Executive Director Derek Parnell. “Further investigation into his activities is underway, and more violations are pending.”

Leone was booked on Tuesday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of Theft, Injuring Public Records and Failing to Account for State Tax Monies. He is the 43rd person arrested under a joint anti-fraud initiative between LDR and the state Attorney General’s Office.

“Our anti-fraud initiative with the Department of Revenue has resulted in dozens of arrests of individuals whose actions negatively impact the hard-working taxpayers of Louisiana,” Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said. “We will continue to investigate and pursue those who commit fraud and violate the law.” 

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