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Amazon Collects Louisiana Sales Tax For Online Sales

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Courtesy-Chuck Smith/Red River Radio News

LA ONLINE SALES TAX - Beginning in 2017,  online Amazon.com shoppers in Louisiana will be paying state sales tax on all purchases from the website.  This is thanks in part to new laws passed by Louisiana legislators during the first special session last year.  The move is expected to add $30 million dollars to Louisiana's sales tax collections in 2017.

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Credit Courtesy: Business Wire
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Courtesy: Business Wire
Kim Robinson, Secretary of Revenue - State of Louisiana

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.