Contact Us

Louisiana Weighs Eliminating Personal Income Tax for Higher Sales Tax

401(K) 2013/Flickr

Governor Bobby Jindal’s office is offering a proposal to make Louisiana more competitive for business and residents by eliminating state personal income tax and corporate income tax. However, this proposal would mean a sales tax hike from the current 4% state sales tax to 7% to make up the difference in revenue.  

Officials in favor of the income tax cut say it will make the state see a boom that states like Texas and Florida have seen (neither have a state income tax). But opponents say a higher sales tax will disproportionately affect poorer residents who use a larger percentage of their income to buy taxable items, meaning they would be hurt more than wealthier residents.

Governor Jindal plans to speak with every legislator about his plan.

Best of 710 KEEL

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!