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Non-profit worries about new tax proposal

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COVINGTON, LA (WWL-TV) -

Some non-profits are scratching their heads over how to handle Gov. Bobby Jindal's new tax proposal.

WWL in New Orleans reports Habitat for Humanity, which builds houses for low-income people, said donations and tax exemptions help buy materials, while volunteers and no sales tax on sub-contractors' services help put the properties together on a tight budget.

And, losing those tax exemptions and having to pay new sales taxes, as part of the governor's plan to eliminate state income taxes, will add $6,000 to every house built, putting them in a tough spot.

Lawmakers head into session beginning next Monday.

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