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Sales Tax Issues on the April 30 Ballot in Louisiana

Indirect Tax, Sales and Use Tax March 14, 2011

The Ouachita Parish School Board is seeking an renewal of a 1 percent sales tax that is currently in effect. Upon voter approval, the tax would continue for an additional 10 years and generate and estimated $5.8 million per year. The Ouachita School Board would also like approval to continue the property tax that is currently in place in School District 1.

Farmerville, LA is trying to pass a new 0.5 percent sales/use tax  on retail sales, rental and consumption to fund the Police Department. If approved, the new tax would go into effect on 1 July 2011.