Sales tax

November 29, 2018 - 10:10 am
(WWL.com) Some House Republicans are discussing legislation for the next session that would roll back the .45 percent sales tax passed in June because of a rosier than expected revenue forecast for the state. Alexandria Representative Lance Harris did not confirm that such legislation will be...
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June 30, 2018 - 11:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana consumers will pay slightly less for purchases starting Sunday, when the state sales tax rate drops with the start of the latest budget year. The sales tax had been slated to decrease from 5 percent to 4 percent. But lawmakers renewed 0.45 percent of the expiring...
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June 30, 2018 - 8:28 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana consumers will pay slightly less for purchases starting Sunday, when the state sales tax rate drops with the start of the latest budget year. The sales tax had been slated to decrease from 5 percent to 4 percent. But lawmakers renewed 0.45 percent of the expiring...
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June 27, 2018 - 7:50 am
(WWL.com) -- Year after year, the state legislature has battled huge budget deficits, but the Edwards’ administration now says we can look forward to financial stability over the next seven years. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the legislature’s decision to renew a portion of an...
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June 26, 2018 - 10:14 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana's sales tax rate on Saturday, which is the start of a new fiscal year, will go from 5% to 4.45% as result of legislation approved in the third special session of the year. Tax Foundation Economist Scott Drenkard says Louisiana residents will still pay the most expensive sales...
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June 26, 2018 - 7:58 am
(AP) - Louisiana lawmakers not only passed a tax deal to avert immediate and deep budget cuts, they backed an agreement that gives the state more financial certainty than it's had in years. After a decade of short-term, patchwork budget fixes through former Gov. Bobby Jindal's tenure and in the...
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USA TODAY
June 21, 2018 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high...
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June 05, 2018 - 6:15 am
(WWL.com) -- A special session compromise tax bill crashed and burned last night as lawmakers failed to pass a tax bill, leading to a last second budget that cuts TOPS by 30 percent, and higher ed by 20 percent. The key moment of the night was the House’s 64-40 rejection of a Senate backed tax plan...
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May 22, 2018 - 6:29 am
The special session of the Louisiana Legislature kicks off today, giving lawmakers two weeks to come to an agreement on how to handle a $648 million budget shortfall that threatens to potentially devastate healthcare and higher education. A special session in February failed. Legislative attempts...
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