LDR plans to start collecting sales taxes on all online purchases at the start of 2019
Posted on 7/6/2018 7:41:00 AM.
The state Revenue Department plans on collecting sales taxes on all online purchases by the start of next year. A recent US Supreme Court decision paved the way for collection of sales taxes from stores without a physical presence in states they ship too.
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Col. Mike Edmonson's scrutiny heightens
Posted on 12/13/2017 7:51:00 PM.

Col. Mike Edmonson is under public scrutiny for how he spent tax payer money during his time as the leader of state police. Governor John Bel Edwards says the investigation continues and the legislative auditor has released a preliminary report.

“It’s that report that’s generating the questions. I’m not going to comment on it because I expect it’s going to be changed to some degree and I happen to believe it should be changed to some degree,” Edwards said. 
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Today is the last day to file 2016 Louisiana income tax returns
Posted on 5/15/2017 2:01:00 AM.

Today is the last day for residents to file their 2016 Louisiana individual income tax returns. State Department of Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson says the easiest way to file is with Louisiana File Online, where taxpayers can file their state returns for free and make payments.

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Amazon shoppers not paying as much sales tax as you think
Posted on 1/17/2017 10:40:00 AM.

If you’re buying items from Amazon in the New Year, you might not pay as much in sales taxes as you thought. It was announced that starting January 1st the online retailer would begin collecting state sales taxes for the first time. But Department of Revenue Secretary, Kimberly Robinson, says the only sales tax collected are on products sold directly by Amazon, LLC.

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Revenue Secretary says Amazon tax collection is not a new tax
Posted on 12/21/2016 5:44:00 AM.

What does Amazon’s new sales tax collecting policy mean for customers? State Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson says not much will change. She says even though customers haven’t seen the taxes on their purchase totals, Louisiana law has always required consumers to pay taxes on items they purchase online.

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Senate committee approves higher state sales tax; extends sunset to 5 years
Posted on 2/28/2016 2:57:00 PM.
A Senate committee sends to the Senate floor a bill that would raise the state's four-cent sales tax by a penny. The panel changed the sunset date of the additional penny from 18-months to five years. New Orleans Senator JP Morrell says an 18-month sunset won't help their current budget problems, because it couldn't be used for ongoing expenses like higher education.
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Revenue Secretary discusses sales tax proposal with legislators
Posted on 2/15/2016 10:56:00 AM.

The Edwards Administration began detailing today its tax proposals that will be debated during the special session. Governor John Bel Edwards is recommending a combination of budget cuts and revenue raising measures as a way to solve a $957 million deficit.

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