Senator-elect Kennedy isn't happy about Amazon's new sales tax policy
Posted on 12/28/2016 3:51:00 AM.

Amazon’s new policy of collecting sales tax in Louisiana has upset a lot of Louisiana residents, including Senator-elect John Kennedy. He says many state lawmakers are dancing at the Capitol because they’ll have more money to spend, at the expense of Louisiana taxpayers.

“You’ve got to ask where this money’s coming from, and I can tell you where it’s coming from. It’s not falling from heaven, it’s coming out of taxpayers’ pockets,” Kennedy said.

It’s estimated once the policy goes into effect on January 1, it will bring in an additional $30 million a year for Louisiana. Kennedy says when you start talking about the internet and taxes, you’re taking the first step down a very slippery slope.

“If you give government the right to get money as a result of people’s interaction with the internet, government will never stop, and they’ll kill the internet sooner or later,” Kennedy said.

Louisiana law already requires taxpayers to self-report their online purchases and pay the taxes, but most online shoppers do not. Kennedy says it’s not their fault the taxes aren’t being collected, it’s the state Department of Revenue’s fault for not enforcing the law.

“They ought to go enforce the law if they think the money’s due. But I’ll tell you why they’re not going to do that, because it’ll make people mad. Instead of doing their own job and enforcing the law, they want to make Amazon be the bad guy,” Kennedy said.

 
 
 
 
 
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