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Sales Tax News - July 18, 2018

Changes to Louisiana Sales Tax Start July 1

State sales tax will drop on July 1 in Louisiana. The one percent sales tax surcharge added in 2016 will change, while the rest of Louisiana's four percent sales tax remains.  After three special...

Sales Tax News - April 30, 2018

Oregon County Looks to Place Tax on Marijuana Sales

Voters in Clatsop County may soon have the option to place a sales tax on retail marijuana sales.  County Commissioners will hold their first meeting on Wednesday to hear the topic of imposing a 3...

Sales Tax News - February 23, 2018

Long-Term Sales Tax Increase Vetoed

In Louisiana, consumers face one of the highest combined state and local sales tax rates of 10%+.  This is higher than any other state in the country, a record the Louisiana governor hopes to shake loose by...

Sales Tax News - February 21, 2018

Lt. Governor in Oklahoma Narrows List of Sales Tax Exemptions

Todd Lamb, Lt. Governor of Oklahoma, shortened the list of sales tax exemptions that he would consider eliminating as Governor.  Lamb said that agriculture was too important to Oklahoma's...

Sales Tax News - December 19, 2017

Florida Senator Aims to Eliminate Diaper Sales Tax

Senator Lauren Brook, D-Plantation, is rallying support for her new bill, a cut on sales tax for diapers.  Brook claims this tax cut would directly benefit families when they need it most.  While...

Sales Tax News - October 18, 2017

Gonzales, LA to Vote on Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase

In the wake of stagnating sales tax revenues, the city of Gonzales, Louisiana voted on a sales tax increase measure on October 14.  The increase would bump the rate half a cent form the current...

Louisiana and the State Budget Crisis

Louisiana and the State Budget Crisis

Louisiana continues to have the highest average combined state and local sales tax rate, coming in at a whopping 9.98 percent.  In order to avoid a $1 billion deficit next summer, it's likely that political...