April 6, 2017

Fast Facts On John Bel Edwards’ New Taxes

Since the release of Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax plan it’s been slammed by countless experts. As new details emerge about the onerous burden placed on Louisianans by Edwards’ tax plan, the response will only grow more negative. A major negative is that the plan would expand the sales tax to a much wider group of purchases:

“The governor is backing House Bill 562 filed by Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, that would expand state and local sales taxes to new products and areas, including digital services and purchases as well as cable television and satellite radio subscriptions.”

See below for the list of just some of the products Louisianans will have to pay more for if Edwards’ tax hike becomes law, according to the Times-Picayune:

  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Mobile apps
  • Insurance services
  • Landscaping
  • Data processing
  • Security services
  • Cable television