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      RS 47:1710     


§1710.  Homestead exemption; residential lessees; tax credits

A.  The purpose of this Section is to partially implement the provisions of Article VII, Section 20(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana relative to the providing of tax relief to residential lessees in order to provide equitable tax relief similar to that granted to homeowners through homestead exemptions.

B.  For purposes herein, a residential lessee is defined as a person who owns and occupies a residence, including mobile homes, but does not own the land upon which the residence is situated.

C.  A residential lessee shall be entitled to a credit against any ad valorem tax imposed relative to the residence property, in an amount equal to the amount of tax applicable on property with an assessed valuation of seven thousand five hundred dollars or the actual amount of tax, whichever is less, provided the residential lessee is not otherwise entitled to the homestead exemption.

Acts 1991, No. 1034, §1; H.C.R. No. 88, 1993 R.S., eff. May 30, 1993; H.C.R. No. 1, 1994 R.S., eff. May 11, 1994.

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