Louisiana Joins Debate Over Online Remote Seller Sales Tax

Law360, New York (April 28, 2016, 5:40 PM EDT) -- Matthew A. Mantle

William M. Backstrom Jr. Taxation by states of out-of-state online retail sales remains a hotly contested issue. Louisiana is now part of that national sales tax nexus conversation. In March of 2016, during a special legislative session called by new Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to address the state's current budget shortfalls, the Louisiana Legislature passed House Bill 30 (signed into law as Act 22 and effective April 1, 2016), whereby certain out-of-state online retailers are now statutorily required to collect and remit Louisiana state and local sales and use taxes for online purchases made by Louisiana taxpayers....

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