Terrebonne sales tax exemption for commercial fishing requested

loisiana shrimp boatAs commercial fishermen deal with low prices, they are trying to find ways to make ends meet. Kim Chauvin, co-owner of Mariah Jade Seafoood and David Chauvin’s Seafood, asked the Terrebonne Parish Council tonight to consider a sales tax exemption for commercial fishermen similar to the exemption they had been getting from the state. The state provided an exemption if their income is over 50 percent from commercial fishing. The exemption was removed during the special session Gov. John Bel Edwards called in February to close the current fiscal year’s budget gap. Chauvin said commercial fishing brings in about $230 million to the parish. “We do have some (fishermen) that would bring value to this and it would help them out at this time,” she said.  Read the rest here 07:27

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