Jindal says he will present a revenue neutral tax plan to lawmakers before the legislative session. The governor is meeting with legislators to get their ideas.
"We're going to continue with those meetings," said Jindal. "We won't have a plan to present until after we're done with those meetings, and we get ideas and suggestions. We've already gotten many great ideas from the different groups and different legislators we're meeting with."
But, in the end, he wants legislation passed that eliminates income taxes, while not reducing the amount of dollars that go into the state's coffers.
"We want to do it in a way that results in a tax code that protects low income, middle income families," Jindal says. "We want to do it in a way that leaves simpler, lower, flatter tax codes. But, there are a lot of different ways to do that, and we're open to ideas and suggestions."
Some groups are concerned that raising sales taxes will create a greater tax burden on low and middle-income families. Jindal says part of their discussions with lawmakers is focusing on how they can protect vulnerable populations under the tax reform plan.
"You can do it as a tax credit, you can do it as a rebate. And, again, there are a lot of different ideas. As we meet with legislators, one of the things we're soliciting from them is...who are they worried about, in terms of any potential tax changes, and what are the best, most efficient ways to help those folks?"
Governor Jindal says whatever passes, he wants it to be revenue neutral.
The spring legislative session begins April 8th.