Louisiana Quality Jobs Program
Advanced Notification to the state required.
- Louisiana’s Quality Jobs Program provides an annual rebate for up to 10-years of 5% of gross annual payroll for minimum hourly wage rates of $9.01, or 6% of gross annual payroll for minimum hourly wage rates of $11.59. The employer must offer a basic health plan (basic hospital care and basic physician care) within 90 days of qualifying for the program.
- For employees whose wages are less than $50,000 per year, the employer must pay at least 85% of the total premium for health insurance coverage for full-time employees, or at least 50% of the total premium for health insurance coverage for full-time employees and their dependents.
- For employees whose wages are equal to or greater than $50,000 per year, the amount of the employer decreases from contribution from 85% to 70% for those employees.
In addition,the program also provides a rebate of state sales/use tax (4%) on materials for building materials, machinery, and equipment purchased during the construction period and used exclusively on site. Participation in this program excludes the use of the Enterprise Zone Program. Call 225-342- 5402 for more information.
Film & Video Sales / Use Taxes Refund Program
This program refunds three of the four cents of Louisiana state sales / use taxes paid out by motion picture production companies that film in the state and pay sales/use taxes on a minimum of $1 million in purchases in the state. Please contact the Office of Film and Television Development
Facade Improvement Rebate Match Program
This incentive is offered by the Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation
and offers rehabilitation funds on a match basis to encourage renovation of older buildings in the Shreveport Downtown Development District. Eligible applicants are property owners and tenants, with approval of the property owner. A completed application must be submitted and approved prior to work beginning. Rebate match is up to a maximum of $2,000 for each approved building. Contact 318 222-7403 for more information.