sales tax exemption

May 9, 2019

There is still time for tax changes

The Legislature’s current session is supposed to be focused mainly on tax and budget issues. But after a tumultuous 2018, marked by three special sessions devoted to filling a budget shortfall, there appears to be little appetite for making major structural changes to state tax policy.Read more...

April 19, 2017

Sales tax dilemma

The temporary one-cent sales tax hike approved by the Legislature last year gave Louisiana the highest combined (state and local) sales tax is in the land, according to the Tax Foundation.Critics have long complained that the sales tax is cumbersome to administer and is riddled with too many exemptions.

Number of the Day

$510 million: Annual revenue raised from House Bill 632, which would increase the state gasoline tax by 17 cents per gallon. (Source: Nola.com/Times Picayune)