BGR Presentations to the Tax Fairness Commission

• Bureau of Governmental Research


The Bureau of Governmental Research made presentations before the New Orleans Tax Fairness Commission on February 3, 2011 and February 23, 2011.

The first presentation, Taxation in New Orleans, examines the City’s tax picture, with particular emphasis on property taxes. It provides an overview of the tax structure and discusses issues related to exemptions (including the government exemption, nonprofit exemption, homestead exemption and economic development tax breaks) and problems with property tax assessments. Read it here.

The second presentation, The Industrial Development Board and PILOT Subsidies, provides information on the Industrial Development Board of New Orleans and the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) subsidies that it awards to developments. Read it here.

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