Clerk of Court Explains Proposed Constitutional Amendment #2, #3

Clerk of Court Eddie Holmes explained the proposed Constitutional Amendments #2 and #3.  Holmes said Amendment #2 “is more complicated [than proposed Amendment #1] and the ballot wording is terrible. This amendment changes several income tax laws for individuals and businesses.”

Amendment #2: Tax Reform

If you vote…
YES = I want to lower the State income tax rate from 6% to 4.75% and give up any federal tax deduction I could claim. I also want there to be tax reforms relating to businesses.
NO = I want to keep the State income tax rates the same and keep my federal tax deduction.

Amendment #3: Levee District Tax Authority

If you vote…..
YES = I want levee districts created after 2005 but before October 2021 to be able to get property tax funding without needing to hold an election.
NO = I want new levee districts to require voter approval before getting any property tax funding.

This is not an issue we see in our parish, but requires a constitutional change. You may want to check with any friends or family living in the southern part of the State about their opinion.

On Tuesday, Holmes explained proposed Amendment #1.

AMENDMENT #1: Tax Commission

If you vote…..
YES = I want there to be an single Tax Commission that oversees, collects and distributes ALL sales tax in the State.
NO = I want to keep the current system where a local agency in each parish collects and distributes sales taxes.

Holmes encourages everyone to read the PAR articles which explain the proposed Constitutional Amendments.  

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