Taxation (St. Tammany)

BGR Examines Proposed Property Tax Phase-In Amendment

OVERVIEW This On the Ballot report reviews a constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2018 ballot that would allow eligible homeowners to phase in an increase in property taxes resulting from a reappraisal. The four-year phase-in process would apply...

On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Tax Renewals

OVERVIEW BGR examines the March 24, 2018 propositions asking St. Tammany voters to decide whether to renew two separate parishwide sales taxes for the parish courthouse (the Justice Center) and the parish jail, which is operated by the St....

BGR Reviews 10 Proposed Constitutional Amendments

BGR analyzes 10 State constitutional amendments on the ballot for November 2, 2010. The amendments concern a wide variety of issues, including: Salary increases for elected officials Allocation of State of Louisiana severance taxes Property tax exemption for disabled...

Shifting the Costs of the Homestead Exemption

Overview In Forgotten Promises: The Lost Connection Between the Homestead Exemption and the Revenue Sharing Fund, BGR examines the decline of the State of Louisiana’s funding mechanism for compensating local taxing bodies for the costs of the homestead exemption....