Second deadline to be missed by Louisiana tax study group

by Associated Press

A study group aimed at recommending changes to state tax and budget policy will miss its second deadline for pulling together recommendations.

Legislative leaders have agreed to give the task force, created by state lawmakers, until Nov. 1 to turn in its recommendations and report, rather than Friday. It’s the second extension the group has received.

Task force members have been working since March, spending long hours delving into complex discussions of tax policy that affects individuals, businesses and government.

Louisiana Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson

Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson, one of the group’s co-chairs, says task force members wanted a bit more time to gather data and negotiate recommendations.

The report is expected to form the basis for negotiations on a revamp of Louisiana’s tax structure planned for debate in the 2017 legislative session.