BATON ROUGE -- An element of Gov. Bobby Jindal's tax reform plan could include eliminating state income tax.
Jindal went public with the idea via his Twitter account Thursday, saying the elimination of the state income tax would allow Louisianians to keep more of their money and it would foster economic growth by enticing companies possible to the state for job creation.
"Tax reform removes administrative burdens, improves LA’s business prospects, creates more job growth, raises LA’s national business rankings," Jindal tweeted. He added that current tax code is "too complex" and "holds back economic prosperity" for workers and small businesses.
According to a story in the Monroe Star News, Jindal's plan could raise sales tax to high as 7 percent to allow for the elimination of the income tax. Currently, the sales tax is 4 percent.