Tax issues – whether personal or business related – can be complex. Our Tax group remains current on new laws and legislation in order to provide a wide range of tax solutions to accommodate your specific needs. Designations among our professionals include Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV).

Tax Planning And Compliance

Our professionals assist businesses, individuals and trusts with minimizing their tax burden at both the state and federal levels with in-depth experience in solving multi-state tax issues.

Louisiana Tax Incentive

With knowledge of Federal and Louisiana tax incentive details, our professionals ensure that our clients benefit from the business and industry programs available through Louisiana Economic Development (LED).


Federal & Louisiana Initiatives

Cost Segregation Analysis

Inventory Tax Rebates

LLC Conversions

Property Tax Assessment Review


LED Programs

Angel Investor Tax Credits

Digital and Interactive Media Credits

Enterprise Zone

Industrial Tax Exemptions

Quality Jobs

Research and Development Tax Credits

Restoration Tax Abatement

Tax Equalization

Our cost segregation studies identify components of construction and/or acquisition costs that are eligible for accelerated depreciation, resulting in tax deferrals.

Through entity type analysis, Heard, McElroy & Vestal assists businesses in determining the type of entity that best fits their needs. With our expertise in estate, gift and trust matters, we guide clients through issues related to estate planning & administration, estate & gift tax, and succession planning.

We have access to quality, certified Louisiana tax credits that can be used to significantly reduce our clients’ Louisiana income tax liability.

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