Louisiana’s Supreme Court says a state law that diverts a small percentage of motor vehicle sales taxes to a state board is unconstitutional.
At issue in Wednesday’s ruling is a 2017 law establishing the Uniform Local Sales Tax Board.
The panel was established to provide guidance to local sales tax officials on tax collection issues.
It was to be funded with 0.2% of local sale taxes on motor vehicles.
But the high court upheld a district court ruling that the state cannot divert a portion of locally approved motor vehicle taxes to the board.