The mission of the Office of Revenue is to serve the citizens of Louisiana by efficiently administering the state's tax and regulatory statutes in a manner that will generate the highest degree of confidence in the office's integrity and fairness. The Office of Revenue provides taxpayer assistance, uniform enforcement of the tax code, and efficient collection of the major tax revenues for the State of Louisiana. The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (formerly the Office of Alcohol Beverage Control) was transferred to the Office of Revenue in June 1995.
The goals of the Office of Revenue are:
1. Have an effective, efficient, and modern department.
2. Provide the highest quality of service to taxpayers.
3. Improve voluntary compliance of the law and regulatory statutes while maintaining respect for each taxpayer.
The Office of Revenue has three programs: Tax Collection, Public Administrators, and Alcohol and Tobacco Control.
This agency's recommended appropriation includes $3,270,433 for short-term debt, including Lease Purchase agreements.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $18,751 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1998-1999 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1998-1999 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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