BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s sales tax collections from internet purchases are growing, even though the system still involves out-of-state retailers voluntarily remitting taxes for online product sales.
The state revenue department told a legislative commission that Louisiana received $740,000 in sales tax collections from large out-of-state companies for online sales from July to September. That doubled to $1.4 million during the October to December quarter, said Luke Morris, assistant secretary at the department.
“More remote sellers are voluntarily complying,” Morris told the panel. “The collections are steadily increasing.”
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april 8, 2019