LA House Debates On Line Sales Taxes
The full House is scheduled to hear debate today on a bill that would require vendors to apply state sales tax to online purchases. The bill is by Monroe Rep. Rosalind Jones who says the state requires shoppers to report online shopping purchases on income tax forms, but few people do it. Jones says the law would require online dealers to assess the sales tax at the point of purchase. She says some companies who sell items online already do this. Jones says the state is losing $300 million in sales tax every year which she calls money being left on the table. The Jindal administration views this as an expansion of state tax and opposes the bill. Jones says that’s just politics.