The state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business will push for a state constitutional amendment creating a single sales tax collector for Louisiana, said Dawn Starns, the NFIB’s Louisiana director.
She said the potential amendment has a promised sponsor and supporters from both major parties. The details are being ironed out, but ideally, the state Department of Revenue would handle collection.
Local government taxing entities, which currently collect their own local sales taxes, are wary of relying on the state to provide their funding streams. But supporters of the single-collector concept say it would simplify compliance and improve the state’s business climate.
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