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State collects $1 billion online in taxes

5 years ago March 04, 2010 Mar 4, 2010 Thursday, March 04 2010 Thursday, March 04, 2010 4:26:20 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

The Louisiana Department of Revenue says its online sales tax collection service has taken in more than $1 billion in state and local sales and use taxes.

Known as Parish E-File.com, the free web application lets businesses file returns and remit those taxes online.

The application was launched in August 2008.

Through the site, $830 million has been sent to parish and local governments and the state has received about $240 million.

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