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Louisiana Forced to Defend ‘Arbitrary and Fragmented’ Tax System

Nov. 19, 2021, 8:31 PM

This week in state tax news: A lawsuit filed against Louisiana challenges the state’s highly decentralized and complex sales tax regime, the House approved President Biden’s massive social spending bill with a provision lifting the deduction cap for state and local taxes, and a federal court sided with a dozen states challenging the federal government’s authority to claw back American Rescue Plan Act funds used to offset state tax cuts.

The first acts of a sales tax drama worthy of Tennessee Williams played out this week in Louisiana.

The state stumbled on its path to tax simplicity over the ...

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