Louisiana HB 682 Removes Taxes from Gold & Silver Bullion

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The state-based movement in support of sound money has spread quickly as Louisiana becomes the second state to eliminate taxes on gold. The Louisiana Senate passed by a vote of 25-10 H.B. 682, a bill which removes the sales tax on gold and silver currency and bullion.
Existing law only exempts taxation for purchases of $1,000 and over.
This gives lower and middle income citizens the ability to acquire hard money without a regressive sales tax burden.

By removing taxes, it implicitly recognizes gold and silver coins as money.

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Louisiana HB 682 Removes Taxes from Gold & Silver Bullion

  1. 1. HLS 13RS-1454 ORIGINAL Page 1 of 2 CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscored are additions. Regular Session, 2013 HOUSE BILL NO. 682 BY REPRESENTATIVE HOLLIS TAX/SALES & USE: Broadens the sales and use tax exclusion for gold, silver, or numismatic coins, or platinum, gold, or silver bullion AN ACT1 To amend and reenact R.S. 47:301(16)(b)(ii), relative to sales and use tax; to provide for2 definitions; to provide with respect to the definition of tangible personal property;3 to provide for the definition relatingto gold, silver, or numismatic coins, or platinum,4 gold, or silver bullion; and to provide for related matters.5 Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana:6 Section 1. R.S. 47:301(16)(b)(ii) is hereby amended and reenacted to read as7 follows:8 §301. Definitions9 As used in this Chapter the following words, terms, and phrases have the10 meaning ascribed to them in this Section, unless the context clearly indicates a11 different meaning:12 * * *13 (16)14 * * *15 (b) The term "tangible personal property" shall not include:16 * * *17 (ii) Gold, silver, or numismatic coins, or platinum, gold, or silver bullion18 having a total value of one thousand dollars or more.19
  2. 2. HLS 13RS-1454 ORIGINAL HB NO. 682 Page 2 of 2 CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscored are additions. DIGEST The digest printed below was prepared by House Legislative Services. It constitutes no part of the legislative instrument. The keyword, one-liner, abstract, and digest do not constitute part of the law or proof or indicia of legislative intent. [R.S. 1:13(B) and 24:177(E)] Hollis HB No. 682 Abstract: Removes the dollar value threshold for the sales and use tax exclusion for gold, silver, or numismatic coins, or platinum, gold, or silver bullion. Present law provides definitions for purposes of state and local sales and use taxes. Present law defines "tangible personal property", and in such definition excludes from the tax base gold, silver, or numismatic coins, or platinum, gold, or silver bullion having a total value of $1,000 or more. Proposed law changes present law by removing the dollar value threshold for the sales and use tax exclusion for gold, silver, or numismatic coins, or platinum, gold, or silver bullion. (Amends R.S. 47:301(16)(b)(ii))

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