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Louisiana Governor’s Proposed Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) Bill Now Filed at Louisiana Legislature

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ (D) administration has now filed its bill proposing to create a new Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) in Louisiana.

A full copy of the filed original bill, HB 628 (authored by Representative Sam Jones), can be found here.

According to the Governor’s previously released 2017 Budget Stabilization Plan, the proposed new CAT would raise $800M – $900M and replace Louisiana’s franchise tax.  The proposed CAT, however, has already received strong criticism from many business and industry groups throughout the state.

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Matthew Mantle is a partner in the firm’s Tax & Estates Practice Group and practices with the State & Local Tax Team out of the firm's New Orleans office.

Matt concentrates primarily on state and local tax matters in Louisiana, Alabama, and on a multistate basis, representing firm clients throughout the Gulf South in all areas of state and local tax. His practice includes tax and business planning, audits, administrative appeals, judicial appeals, identification and utilization of tax incentives, governmental relations, and tax legislation. He has also represented firm...

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