• New Legislation Expands Jurisdiction of Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals
  • July 1, 2014 | Authors: Jesse R. Adams; Andre B. Burvant; Matthew A. Mantle; Justin B. Stone
  • Law Firm: Jones Walker LLP - New Orleans Office
  • On June 12, 2014, Governor Jindal signed into law HB 863 , which expands the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals (the "BTA") and changes a number of state and loca l tax procedures; most importantly, those regarding appeals of assessments and refund claim denials. The legislation, which was enacted in connection with HB 798 (signed by Governor Jindal on May 22, 2014) was supported by the Council on State Taxation ("COST") and is expected to raise Louisiana's ranking as a favorable place to do business. The following is a list of the more significant changes resulting from HB 863 and HB 798: