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Louisiana Will Vote on Centralized Sales Tax Collection System

June 3, 2021, 11:14 PM

Louisiana voters will go to the polls in October to consider creating a centralized sales tax collection system under compromise legislation that won support in the state Legislature late Thursday.

Both the House and the Senate gave unanimous support to a conference report reconciling two competing versions of H.B. 199. The legislation creates a process for voters to amend the state constitution and create an eight-person State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission, charged with administering a single statewide sales tax collection system.

“This will move Louisiana in the right direction for sales tax collections and it ...