Beginning January 1, Amazon will charge sales taxes on purchases made by Louisiana residents. Byron Henderson with the state Department of Revenue says both state and local sales taxes will be added to purchase totals.
“This will involve them adding the appropriate sales tax based on the purchaser’s address,” Henderson said.
Henderson says so far Amazon is the only totally online retailer that has announced they will collect sales taxes. He says the taxes will be filed and remitted with the state and to local jurisdictions in Louisiana.
“That’s the same process that is used by brick and mortar stores who have a physical presence in Louisiana but also sell online to Louisiana customers,” Henderson said.