Shining Light on the Hidden Budget

As the Louisiana Department of Revenue notes, exemptions are “tax dollars that are not collected and result in a loss of state tax revenues available for appropriation. In this sense, the fiscal effect of tax exemptions is the same as a direct fund expenditure.”

Tax exemptions are undermining Louisiana’s ability to fund essential services such as education, health care and infrastructure. The ongoing Revenue Study Commission is tasked with evaluating the 468 tax exemptions on the books, which cost taxpayers $4.8 billion last year.

For your convenience, LBP has compiled all our relevant reports, presentations and blog posts.


Coming Soon:

  • Enterprise Zones (September, 2012)
  • Horizontal Drilling Tax Exemptions (September, 2012)


One page primer

Blog Posts

Revenue Study Commission Presentations

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