Louisiana Bill to Raise Rental Car Tax

House Bill 585 would allow Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish voters to decide if they want a half-cent sales tax increase on rental cars, according to an article by The Advocate. Sponsored by Rep. Julie Stokes (R-La.), the rental car tax would help support local arts programs.

The bill was approved by the Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee last week, according to the report. One-third of the tax would be given to the city of Kenner, La., for arts and recreation and the remainder would be split among other arts programs.

The rental car tax at Kenner’s Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is already at 25%, Alexis Hocevar, vice president/general manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, told The Advocate.

Click here for the full Advocate report: http://theadvocate.com/home/9112463-125/jefferson-parish-rental-car-tax

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

What Does the Future Hold for Fleet Sales to Car Rental?

With domestic automakers pulling back on rental fleet sales and lower overall light-duty sales projected, the car rental industry will have to adjust.

Who is the Local Operator of the Future?

In an autonomous vehicle environment, the business model will change, but fleet management will be more important than it is today.

Five Business Model Trends for 2017

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>