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Louisiana Resurrects Plan for a Centralized Sales Tax System

March 9, 2022, 9:32 PM

Louisiana will take a second stab at creating a centralized sales tax collection system with lawmakers seeking a referendum vote in November. It would amend a feature of the state constitution dealing with the authorities of local taxing jurisdictions.

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder (R) prefiled H.B. 681, which calls for an amendment to the constitution that would modernize Louisiana’s fragmented sales tax system and create a centrally administered Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission. The legislation is virtually identical to a bill enacted last year that ended with 52% of voters opposing centralized sales tax collection through ...