• Action needed on Internet Sales Tax and E-Fairness issue

    • Thursday, February 4, 2016
    • C100

    The Senate is poised to take action that could deal a serious blow to the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA). The MFA is a bill that has circulated in Congress for years now that would level the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores while returning billions in uncollected sales tax to depleted state treasuries. As we know, MFA is NOT a new tax and only sets the stage for states to collect sales taxes that are already due, but not being collected. Right now, Congress is considering adding the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA, H.R. 235 and S. 431) - a bill to make permanent tax free access to the internet - to an unrelated customs and trade conference report (H.R. 644) expected to come for a vote in the near future. PITFA and MFA are different bills but closely related to and should move forward together. As of right now, MFA language has not been included in H.R. 644. 

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  • Open enrollment period: LED's CEO Roundtable

    • Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    • C100

    The application period for LED's CEO Roundtables is open now through March 3 for roundtables commencing in July of 2016. Please see and share the below information with any business owners that could benefit from the program.

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  • Economic Quarterly: The State of Louisiana

    • Monday, February 1, 2016
    • C100

    LED's quarterly publication highlights our state's current business scene:   Louisiana's Business Climate Soars »   LCTCS Collaborates With Industry For Job Training »   University Partnerships Ensure Talent Supply »   Quality Louisiana Sites Make Successful Projects »   LED FastStart Provides Custom Recruitment And Training »   Louisiana Has Attracted Several Remarkable Projects »  

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