Louisiana Aims to End the Madness Surrounding their Sales Tax System with House Bill 199

Posted on May 31, 2021

Louisiana is one of the few states with what is known in the sales tax industry as home rule jurisdictions.  In addition to a state sales tax that is levied and administered by the state, cities, counties and other local jurisdictions can levy and administer their own sales tax rates and rules.  This can create complications and confusion for businesses.  Current legislation aims to simplify Louisiana’s sales tax system.  House Bill 199 is a constitutional amendment that would consolidate collections and administration of sales and use taxes at the state level under one entity called the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission.  The bill passed in the House with a two-thirds majority and is pending Senate final passage as of May 7th.  The next step will be the ballot box.  If it receives a simple majority during the statewide election on November 8, 2022, it will be adopted into law.

Tips for the Taxpayer

Stay up to date with state, city, and county tax legislation.  Researching and sorting through various tax laws can be cumbersome. Utilizing a tax professional will allow you to focus on running your core business.

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Contributor: Shannon McCormick-Grubbs


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