Sales tax holidays suspended for seven years due to the recent tax deal cut
Posted on 7/23/2018 2:21:00 PM.

Major state sales tax holidays have been suspended as a result of the tax deal cut during the last special session. School supply, hurricane preparedness, and the “Second Amendment” tax holiday have been put on hold for the next seven years.

Director of Special Projects at the Tax Foundation Nicole Kaeding says despite their popularity, the holidays don’t spur additional economic activity.
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Louisiana Drops Below Tennessee for Highest Combined Sales Tax Rate
Posted on 7/17/2018 9:09:00 AM.

Due to the partial renewal of a temporary penny state sales tax and a tax rate drop in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana no longer holds the dubious distinction of the highest sales tax rate when combining state level and the average local sales tax rate.

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Supreme Court ruling allows states to collect sales taxes on online purchases
Posted on 6/22/2018 11:34:00 AM.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states will now be able to collect sales taxes from online sales. The ruling gives states the authority to receive sales tax revenues on purchases made by consumers with a business that has no physical presence in that state.

However, Tax Foundation spokesperson John Buhl says Louisiana’s sales tax laws are too complex for them to take advantage of this ruling.
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Tax Foundation says tariffs would damage bayou economy
Posted on 3/7/2018 4:58:00 AM.

The Trump Administration is backing a plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The plan is aimed at making American metal production more competitive at home.

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Louisiana's U.S. Senators vote for tax reform bill
Posted on 12/2/2017 10:18:00 AM.
Louisiana's U.S. Republican Senators voted for a tax reform bill approved on a 51-49 vote. Senator Bill Cassidy says it will cut taxes for working families in Louisiana. John Kennedy says the non-partisan Tax Foundation says Louisiana will see an increase of 12,000 jobs and the average family will gain $1,800 in after-tax income.
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Louisiana ranks 42nd in tax competitiveness
Posted on 10/18/2017 2:31:00 AM.

According to the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index, Louisiana ranks 42nd on tax competitiveness. Senior Policy Analyst Jared Walczak says the reason for this low rating is because the Bayou State has one of the nation’s most complex tax structures. He says Louisiana has a number of taxes that most states have foregone.

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Louisiana ranks number one for combined state and local sales taxes
Posted on 7/6/2017 6:36:00 PM.
The Tax Foundation has updated its national review of sales tax rates and Louisiana continues to rank number one with a combined state and local sales tax rate averaging just above 10%. Director of state projects for the Tax Foundation, Scott Drenkard, says Louisiana has one of the highest local sales tax rates in the nation.
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Tax Foundation ranks Louisiana #1 for highest combined state and local sales tax
Posted on 2/1/2017 3:56:00 AM.

The Tax Foundation releases data on what each state imposes when it comes to state and local sales taxes, and Louisiana leads the nation with a rate of 9.98-percent. Vice President for State Projects Joe Henchman says having a high rate is okay for states if it’s managed well and residents can afford it. But he says that’s not the case in Louisiana.

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Louisiana pays the 3rd highest sales taxes in the country
Posted on 7/15/2015 4:04:00 AM.
Louisiana has moved past Alabama for the third highest average combined state and local sales tax. That's according to the Tax Foundation, who puts together a report every July on sales tax rates. Economist Scott Drenkard says Louisiana ranks high on their list, because it has the highest average local tax rate in the country.
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