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Louisiana ties industrial tax exemption to job creation and local approval

On June 24, 2016, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order that significantly changes the Louisiana Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP). Specifically, the executive order revises the qualification requirements of the ITEP to include job creation and local governmental support for each exemption application. Further, the executive order adds periodic oversight of the state tax exemption program.

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