report June 27, 2018
The Other SALT Cap Workaround: Accountants Steer Clients Toward Private K-12 Voucher Tax CreditsOn May 23, 2018, the IRS and Treasury Department announced that they “intend to propose regulations addressing the federal income tax treatment of certain payments made by taxpayers for which…
report May 17, 2017
Public Loss Private Gain: How School Voucher Tax Shelters Undermine Public Education
One of the most important functions of government is to maintain a high-quality public education system. In many states, however, this objective is being undermined by tax policies that redirect public dollars for K-12 education toward private schools.
report August 8, 2016
Achieving Sustainable Infrastructure Revenue with Gas Tax Reform
This brief outlines the causes of Louisiana’s infrastructure revenue shortfall and offers recommendations for how the state can achieve “sufficient increased levels of recurring funding to address the transportation backlog in highway and bridge maintenance needs in Louisiana,” as per the Task Force’s mandate.
report April 1, 2013
Governor Jindal’s Tax Plan Would Increase Taxes on Poorest 60 Percent of Louisianans
In recent weeks, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has released many details of the tax plan he first sketched out in January. The Governor proposes a revenue-neutral “tax swap” that would repeal all state income taxes and increase the state’s sales tax among other changes. A new ITEP analysis of the Governor’s plan shows that, if fully implemented in 2013, the plan would increase taxes on the poorest sixty percent of Louisianans overall, while providing large tax cuts for the best-off Louisiana taxpayers.
report January 11, 2013
Proposal to Eliminate Income Taxes Amounts to a Tax Increase on Bottom 80 Percent of Louisianans
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said that he supports the elimination of the state’s personal and corporate income taxes. In fiscal year 2012, Louisiana collected nearly $3 billion in revenues from its personal and corporate income taxes.
report June 15, 2008
Fair and Sustainable Tax Reform: Options for LouisianaLouisiana lawmakers are in what appears to be an enviable position. At a time when legislators in many other states face daunting budget shortfalls, Louisiana enjoys a projected short-term budget…
report May 19, 2008
Building a Better Tax Cut: An Alternative to SB 87On Wednesday, May 14, 2008, the House Ways and Means Committee approved SB 87, a measure originally sponsored by Senator Buddy Shaw and now backed by Governor Bobby Jindal. The…
report December 12, 2006
How Will the 2006 Special Session Affect Louisiana Tax Fairness?Louisiana lawmakers currently face a pleasant dilemma: how to dispose of a short-term budget surplus exceeding $2 billion. In the opening days of the special legislative session that began last…
report April 15, 2000
Revenue-Raising Plans for Louisiana: Who Pays?The state of Louisiana is currently facing a substantial budget shortfall. Recent estimates suggest that legislators crafting the state’s fiscal year 2001 state budget must make up almost $5401 million…