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.
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 at 888-655-0447.
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.