Louisiana is taking the long road to remote sales tax collection.

The state has set a deadline of July 1, 2020 to finalize a system for remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax in the state, under legislation headed to Gov. John Bel Edwards (D).

Louisiana has never enforced a 2018 remote sales tax law for out-of-state sellers with over $100,000 in gross sales or at least 200 transactions for delivery in the state in a calendar year. For remote sellers who are voluntarily remitting taxes, the commission is collecting an 8.45% sales tax rate, with 4.45% going to...