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Louisiana Voters Reject Plan Overhauling Sales Tax Collections

Nov. 14, 2021, 6:12 PM

Louisiana voters rebuffed creation of a centralized sales tax collection system, keeping in place a complicated tax set-up that disperses collection duties among more than 60 jurisdictions.

However, a separate ballot question cutting individual and corporate income tax rates won voter approval during a low-turnout, off-year election Saturday.

The Louisiana secretary of state reported 52% of voters opposed constitutional Amendment No. 1, which would have streamlined sales tax collections across the state through creation of the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission. As a practical matter, the amendment would have shifted authority for sales tax ...