Online Sales Tax Proposal
The Louisiana House is expected to debate a bill today that would require online companies to charge state sales tax at the point of purchase. Monroe Representative Rosalind Jones says the state already requires shoppers to report online purchases on income tax forms, but few people do it. Jones says the state is losing out on a potential 300-million dollars a year. The Jindal administration, however, opposes the bill, viewing it as an expansion of taxes.