Louisiana School Cyberattacks Trigger State Of Emergency

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Louisiana has declared a state of emergency after a series of cyberattacks impacted three of the state’s school districts. The attacks shut down the districts’ phones, as well as locked and encrypted files and computer equipment in school districts in Sabine, Morehouse and Ouachita parishes in North Louisiana. The state was made aware of a malware attack on a few north Louisiana school systems and we have been coordinating a response ever since,” Edwards said.

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MTrac Launches Marijuana Payments Platform For Louisiana

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The state of Louisiana has entered legal marijuana territory with medical cannabis access beginning this week. According to MTrac, its payments platform was developed in cooperation with “the main bank in Louisiana” that plans to provide bank account services to the state’s marijuana-related businesses.

Why The Louisiana Purchase Was The Greatest Fourth Of July Sale Ever

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Only it was July 4, 1803 — better known as the Independence Day that the Louisiana Purchase was announced. A Brief History Of The Louisiana Purchase — And Its Associated Payments Problems . Adjusted for inflation, the contemporary value of the Louisiana Purchase was around $340 million. That deal is made more incredible when one considers that the entire Louisiana Territory was not exactly what Jefferson hoped to buy. What A Louisiana Purchase Will Buy Today.

Coronavirus Refunds: LSU Plans To Reimburse Almost $5.2M To Students

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Students at Louisiana State University (LSU), in one case, are set to receive reimbursements for some charges. Coronavirus Louisiana State University LSU News refunds reimbursements

Casino Reopenings Draw In Gamblers Despite Online Gaming Surges

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Casinos in Mississippi and Louisiana are reopening this week, and visitors are traveling long distances and waiting in lines to enter the facilities, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Online selling the subject of recent judgments

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In Louisiana, a federal court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s decentralized sales tax collection system, saying it was filed in the wrong venue. Several recent court cases show how tricky the legal system can be for online sellers managing sales tax obligations.

Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines.Understanding the Nuances to Maintaining Your Sales Tax Calendar

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Still other states (for example Alabama, Colorado, and Louisiana) have home-rule jurisdictions where separate returns may need to be filed at the local level.

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Home Rule: Can Local Jurisdictions Create Sales Tax Obligations?

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The Tax Foundation goes on to state “In Alaska, Colorado, and Louisiana, this issue is compounded by the additional challenge of divergent tax bases, where different jurisdictions tax different baskets of goods and services.”

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What's new in July for state sales and use taxes

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Louisiana – a state with not only the highest combined tax rate but an infamously complex sales tax compliance structure – is taking steps to address the latter. Three new laws aim to give the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers more authority and centralizing sales tax.

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Are travel services taxable?

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Yet just recently the Louisiana Court of Appeals determined that OTCs do not owe local sales tax on the fees they charge to their customers but the hotels in question do. Summer vacation season is here – and it’s yet another area where sales tax shows up.

Sales Tax on Shipping: When Does it Apply?

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Give a buyer in Louisiana the option to contract separately for shipping and the cost becomes tax-exempt. And even if you think you’ve got a grip on how a state taxes shipping, watch for local rules in such strong home-rule states as Colorado and Louisiana.

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What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes?

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Blue bayou: Sales tax won’t be getting simpler in Louisiana any time soon. The vote was quickly followed by a lawsuit from Arizona-based Halstead Bead , an online seller of jewelry-making supplies, challenging what news reports called Louisiana’s “patchwork approach” to collecting sales taxes.

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Vendor concessions/discounts can help pay to outsource sales tax obligations

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Colorado, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio and Louisiana are among states offering a discount for prompt payment; Arizona gives a better discount for e-filers; Florida and South Carolina offer both.

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Tricky items for sales tax (Part 3)

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Louisiana, Michigan and Massachusetts consider candy a non-taxable non-food. Our Halloween-month look at tricky items concludes with a natural: candy. Consumers are expected to spend more than $3.1 billion on candy this Halloween.

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What was new in September for state sales and use taxes

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Auditors reported problems with the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers. There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates. Inflation bites.

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What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes

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Louisiana lawmakers are working to centralize the state’s sales tax collections. Supporters reportedly say that Louisiana is one of only three states with a fragmented system, and that it complicates collection of sales taxes from online purchases.

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Monthly Sales and Use Tax Update

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Louisiana lawmakers have recently passed H.B Right now the state allows parishes to independently collect their own sales and use taxes from in-state businesses while the Louisiana Remote Sellers Commission collects for out-of-state sellers.

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Do you really understand economic nexus for sales tax?

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Louisiana worked to streamline its notoriously confusing sales tax environment; and Kansas?set Businesses have heard a lot about economic nexus over the past few years.

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Understanding the Pieces to Your Sales Tax Compliance Puzzle

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Some states — notably Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Alaska, among others — empower municipalities and other jurisdictions to levy sales taxes. This article was written for the Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust. To see the original post, click here.

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Four years since Wayfair: A trend takes hold

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An Arizona company, for instance, sued Louisiana for that state’s patchwork “compliance nightmare” in what many regard as the business’ first major counter-assault on the burdens of nationwide yet diverse economic nexus. What a 48 months it’s been.

2021: The Year in Review – Sales Tax

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Louisiana was working to streamline its sales tax environment – a notoriously complex one for remote sellers and an issue that would be revisited later in the year. The whole world pinballed throughout a pandemic the last two years and continues to do so.

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The Pass-Through Entity Workaround to Beat the SALT Limitation

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Louisiana and New Jersey are the most recent states to adopt such a tax. In the past year, several states have created a pass-through entity tax (PET) to circumvent the $10,000 cap for the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

Preparing Your Business for Sales Tax Holidays

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Second Amendment holidays in Mississippi and Louisiana?exempt Many states use sales tax holidays to waive or reduce sales tax on various items. These holidays can be annual or even two or more times a year.

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Taking a Look at Sales Tax Exemptions and Why They're Important

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Connecticut, Florida (which recently passed economic nexus that will be enacted this summer) and Louisiana accept certificates depending on where the product was packaged and shipped. Taking advantage of sales and use tax exemptions can save your business money and headaches.

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Marketplace facilitators: Your latest Q. and A.

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Recently Hawaii, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina added laws. We talk a lot about nexus and compliance processes in our content, but what about marketplace facilitators? In this blog we answer your top questions about marketplace facilitators.

Shrinking the Delaware Tax Loophole: Other U.S. States to Incorporate Your Business

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Currently, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and Oklahoma have a franchise tax. Incorporation is a critical legal matter that impacts more than your company’s tax responsibilities for doing business.

Is Software as a Service Taxable? 

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Arizona Connecticut District of Columbia Hawaii Iowa Louisiana (1/1/2023) Massachusetts Maryland Minnesota Mississippi New Mexico New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Washington West Virginia. Is Software as a Service (SaaS) taxable?

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What's new in May for state sales and use taxes

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Louisiana’s senate has rejected a plan passed earlier by the state’s house to phase out a temporary sales tax over the next three years. What’s new in May for state sales and use taxes. There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax.

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Understanding Affiliate Nexus and Other Forms of Physical Presence

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These states include New Jersey, Illinois, New York, Nevada, Louisiana, Maine, Kansas, Iowa, and Rhode Island. The explosive growth of online sales means that state and local governments are searching for ways to recoup the tax revenue that they have determined they are owed.

As Consumers Embrace eCommerce, Tax Complexity Grows

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1.8M: Amount Walmart allegedly owes Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in unpaid 2009 to 2015 sales taxes. South Dakota vs. Wayfair was only the beginning.

4 Key Pieces of Your Sales Tax Compliance Process

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In a few states, most notably Alabama, Colorado, and Louisiana, there are separate local level returns that you are required to file. Both the process of reporting sales tax and the level of sales tax detail required varies from state to state.

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Friday Footnotes: Behemoth Big 4 Firms Get Behemothier; Audits Get Harder; Eliminate Clients! | 11.11.22

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Weaver announced the transaction recently as a move that allows it to expand into Louisiana and its tax and accounting advisory practices, adding one partner and 11 other professionals to its team.

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Sales and Use Tax in 2020: A Look Back

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Georgia, Louisiana, and Michigan required marketplace facilitators to collect and remit sales tax. Someday people will probably use a lot of words to describe 2020. “Un-eventful” Un-eventful” won’t be one of them.

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Weekly U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Slightly To 742,000 Even As Many Face Losing Benefits

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7 were in Washington (+7,683), California (+5,293), Massachusetts (+3,383), Alabama (+1,704) and Louisiana (+1,626), while the largest decreases were in Georgia (-13,426), Illinois (-6,357), Kentucky (-4,830), Texas (-3,934) and New Jersey (-3,725).

US Voters Approve Sports Betting, Casino Gaming Expansions In 6 States

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One big winner of Tuesday's elections was the U.S. gambling industry, with three states authorizing legal sports betting and three others either approving or expanding casino gaming, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

Caesars To Resume Gaming, Hospitality Operations In Vegas

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The news comes as casinos in Louisiana and Mississippi are slowly starting to reopen , and visitors are traveling far distances and waiting in lines to enter the facilities.

US Lawmakers Split Stimulus Proposal Into 2 Plans To Work Out Deal

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Louisiana Republican Sen. American lawmakers, after months at an impasse over what would be included in a stimulus bill, have decided to split the bill into two separate proposals, CNN reports.

New Orleans City Services Hit With Cyberattacks

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Louisiana’s biggest city, New Orleans, home to one of the country’s biggest ports, has been hit with a series of cyberattacks that have been spreading across the state, according to a report by CNBC. Both times, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards was forced to declare a state of emergency.

Another 870K Americans File Jobless Claims

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Among the largest decreases were seen in California (-17,400), where fewer layoffs were reported in the service industry; Texas (-15,905); Louisiana (-8,384); Georgia (-8,235); and Washington (-3,291).

Lyft Links Up Ride-Hailing With Epic’s Medical Records System

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Access to reliable transportation is a common barrier to seeking healthcare, especially for our most vulnerable patients,” Dr. David Carmouche , senior vice president, Community Care at Ochsner Health in Louisiana, said in the announcement.“By

Another 1.5M Americans File For Unemployment, But Durable Goods Orders Rebound

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The nation’s economic numbers were a mixed bag Thursday (June 25) with a higher-than-expected 1.5 million Americans filing jobless claims while durable goods orders rose by nearly 16 percent in May.

US Jobless Claims Fall Slightly To 860,000

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The largest increases in initial claims were in California (23,841), as the service industry reported layoffs; Texas (8,618), which saw the loss of manufacturing, retail, education, accommodation and food and professional services jobs; Louisiana (8,375); New Jersey (2,402); and Washington (2,173).