Amazon began collecting local and state taxes in January, but there is no way to know if that has been a boost to the economy.

Webster Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission Administrator Cyndy Herrington said that while it may make a difference, specific tax information is confidential.

“We can’t reveal any numbers as far as sales tax,” she said. “Anything remitted to us is confidential, but we can disclose the total collected for a month for everyone, but we can’t point out any specific business.”

Louisiana Department of Revenue Public Information Officer Byron Henderson said the LDR is also prohibited from releasing


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