Blast from the past: Rental car tax may return

By D.B. Narveson

The Senate approved, 33-5, a bill that would reinstate a 3 percent tax on rental cars. The tax had been around for 20 years before it expired in 2012.

The measure HB39, authored by Rep. Julie Stokes, R-Kenner, would permit a 2.5 percent state tax and a half percent tax per rental. The tax would raise an estimated $6 million revenue for parishes and the state, although it would be the renters who would pay tax and many of them would be tourists.

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