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Competitive Edge

Louisiana offers some of the most competitive tax incentive and rebate programs in the nation to help your business grow and thrive.

The Enterprise Zone

The Enterprise Zone Program is a JOBS incentive program that provides Louisiana income and corporate franchise tax credits to businesses hiring new employees from which 35 percent must be from one of four targeted groups. Read more »

Quality Jobs Program

The Quality Jobs Program provides both payroll and sales/use tax rebates to encourage businesses to locate or expand in Louisiana. Read more »

Industrial Tax Exemption Program

The Industrial Property Tax Exemption abates, up to ten years, local property taxes (ad valorem) on a manufacturer’s new investment and annual capitalized additions. Read more »

Restoration Tax Abatement Program

Commercial property owners and homeowners who expand, restore or improve an existing structure located in a Downtown Development District, Economic Development District or Historic District may qualify to have the ad valorem property taxes on substantial renovations and improvements deferred for up to 10 years. Read more »

Manufacturing Sales Tax Exclusion

Effective January 1, 2006 manufacturers located in Jefferson Parish no longer pay Parish sales and use tax (4.75%) on qualified machinery and equipment (M&E). Read more »

Inventory Tax Credit Program

Established in 1991, this program allows ad valorem taxes levied on business inventories to be credited toward state income and corporate franchise taxes. Read more »

Corporate Jobs Tax Credit

Any corporation that establishes or expands in Louisiana may qualify for a one-time tax credit ranging from $100 to $225 for each new job created. Read more »

Motion Picture and Digital Media Production Industry Incentives

Louisiana has tax incentive programs designed to encourage film, video and digital media production in our state. Read more »

Customized Software Sales Tax Exemption

Companies purchasing certain customized computer software are exempted from paying the local Jefferson Parish 4.75 percent sales and use tax imposed on retail sales. Read more »

Biotechnology Sales Exemption

Biotechnology companies, as classified under the NAICS biotechnology category, will be exempt from all state and local sales/use taxes on purchases of new research equipment. Read more »

Research and Development Tax Credit

The R&D tax credit encourages Louisiana businesses to invest in and increase their existing levels of R&D by offering tax credits against state income and corporation franchise taxes. Read more »

Technology Commercialization Tax Credit

The technology commercialization credit offers tax credits to encourage Louisiana businesses to commercialize research conducted at Louisiana universities and to promote job creation. Read more »

Angel Investor Tax Credit

Provides a refundable tax credit for early stages of investment in Louisiana-based start-up businesses by allowing an accredited investor to receive a 50% tax credit, divided into portions of 10% annually for five years, on personal income or corporate franchise tax liabilities owed to the state. Read more »

New Markets Tax Credit

The New Markets Tax Credit program is designed to create investment into low-income, urban and rural areas to help finance community development projects, stimulate economic growth and create jobs. Read more »