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Louisiana Lawmakers Move Toward Sales Tax Harmony

April 7, 2022, 5:34 PM

The Louisiana Senate approved legislation simplifying the sales tax code, responding to criticism the Pelican State administers the most complicated sales tax system in the country.

The Senate approved one bill late Wednesday and another Thursday to streamline state and parish level filing and auditing practices. Two other bills aimed at harmonizing tax systems are under consideration. The four-bill package could serve as a placeholder for tax administrators ahead of the Legislature’s top tax priority, (H.B. 681), a proposed constitutional amendment for November’s ballot to allow creation of a centralized sales tax collection system. ...