Louisiana Voters Approve Local Sales Taxes
- Apr 14, 2016 | Gail Cole
Sales tax made the ballot in several Louisiana local elections held April 9, 2016. Results suggest Louisianans are willing to pay a bit more sales tax to fund essential services.
- Ruston voters approved 20-year sales tax increase of 0.75%.
- Voters in West Monroe extended an expiring 1% sales tax for 10 more years, beginning January 1, 2017.
- Franklin Parish voters approved the renewal of a 0.5%, 5-year sales tax (beginning January 1, 2018) that funds the operating costs of the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office.
- Voters in Franklin Parish also approved the renewal of a 0.5% 10-year School Board sales and use tax , beginning July 1, 2017.
However, not all sales and use tax proposals were approved. Proposed economic development district sales taxes in Ouachita Parish were rejected. All election results are available at the Louisiana Secretary of State.
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