Archive for September, 2014

Notice of Intent – Remittance of Tax Under Protest, Suit or Petitions to Recover

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has issued Notice of Intent LAC 61:I:4907 – Remittance of Tax Under Protest, Suit or Petitions to Recover.

The primary purpose of this proposed regulation is to amend LAC 61:I.4907 relative to changes resulting from Act 198 of the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature and to more accurately align the regulation with the provisions of R.S. 47:1576.

Click here to read the full text of Notice of Intent LAC 61:I:4907

 

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Notice of Intent – Income Tax Credits for Solar Energy Systems

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has issued Notice of Intent LAC 61:I:1907 – Income Tax Credits for Solar Energy Systems.

The primary purpose of this proposed regulation is to amend LAC 61:I.1907 to update the income tax regulation relative to changes resulting from Act 428 of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.

Click here to read the full text of LAC 61:I:1907.

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LDR Emergency Rule – Louisiana Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act of 2014

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has issued Emergency Rule LAC 61:I:4915 – Louisiana Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act of 2014.

The rule provides guidelines for implementing and administering installment plans for the 2014 Louisiana Tax Delinquency Amnesty Program. The rule is effective October 1, 2014, and remains in effect for the maximum period allowed under the administrative act.

Click here to read the full text of LAC 61:I:4915.

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Tax preparer arrested for fraudulent tax credit claims

BATON ROUGE – A Tallulah woman faces more than 30 felony counts related to a $60,000 tax fraud scheme, the Louisiana Department of Revenue reported Monday.

Investigators say Chetoria Tyler (Booking Photo), of 216 Allen Street in Tallulah, submitted fraudulent income tax returns on behalf of clients of her tax preparation business, TC Enterprises. She is the 33rd person arrested under a joint anti-tax fraud initiative of the Department of Revenue and the state Office of the Attorney GeneraChetoria Tyler - 216 Allen Street, Tallulahl.

Tyler is charged with filing 2012 and 2013 Louisiana Individual Income Tax returns containing false claims for state child care tax credits. Ten of her clients told investigators they did not have any dependents and did not provide Tyler with information claiming they did.

The phony tax credit claims resulted in $61,447 in fraudulent income tax refunds issued to Tyler’s clients. False or inflated tax credit claims are a common technique among unscrupulous tax preparers who promise clients larger tax refunds than they would receive otherwise.

In addition to the false returns filed on behalf of clients, Tyler is charged with failing to report income she earned from her tax preparation work, and with inflating the withholding data on her own state individual income tax return. The Department of Revenue’s Tax Refund Intercept Program (TRIP) blocked $1,767 in fraudulent refunds that Tyler would have received due to the inflated withholding.

Tyler was arrested on Thursday, September 11 and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on 15 counts of computer fraud, 15 counts of filing or maintaining false public records and two counts of criminal penalty for evasion of tax.

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LDR News Release – Sec. Barfield names Payton as LDR Press Secretary

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield announced today that he has named Kizzy Payton as press secretary for the agency.

“We are pleased to welcome Kizzy to the Department. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position, having successfully worked in the field in various capacities for many years,” said Barfield. “We’re looking forward to her helping to expand our communications efforts and ensuring that we continue to share important information with citizens and stakeholders throughout the state.”

Payton most recently worked in the Communications and Marketing Department with the Recreation and Parks Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge. Prior to that position, she served as the executive director of communications for the Recovery School District and director of public information for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. She graduated from Southern University and A&M College with a master’s degree in mass communication.

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