Calcasieu Parish School Board Sales and Use Tax Department
Representing Lake Charles, Sulphur, DeQuincy, Westlake, Iowa, Vinton,
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, Calcasieu Parish LED Dist. 1,
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

ANNUAL SECOND AMENDMENT SALES TAX HOLIDAY

The 2017 Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, September 1, at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The local sales tax on eligible items will be totally exempt, while only 2% of the state sales tax will be exempt on those items. For a list of eligible items and more information, go to this link: Revenue Information Bulletin No. 17-014 - Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Scheduled Friday, September 1, through Sunday, September 3, 2017.

 

BANKING CHANGE FOR ONLINE FILING

Effective December 1, 2016, the Calcasieu Parish Sales Tax office has changed banks. Taxpayers and/or preparers who utilize electronic filing for ACH credit payments are instructed to correct the routing number and account number to correctly deposit the funds in the proper bank account. Questions may be directed to our office at 337-217-4280 ext. 3404 during normal business hours.

CLOSING YOUR BUSINESS?

If you need to close your business, let us know by completing the Business Closure form on our website and either faxing or mailing it to us. We must have notice of the closure in writing, and this form will give us all of the necessary information. Please make sure all returns have been filed up to the date the business actually ceased operating.

REGISTRATION

You can register with Calcasieu Parish online at www.laota.com

ONLINE FILING RESOURCES

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has set up a website that allows businesses to pay their sales taxes from one central online location. The site, called Parish E-File, began taking forms and payments on October 1, 2008.

No fees are required to use the site, which allows businesses to file and pay state sales taxes and local sales taxes for all 64 parishes.

Registration requires an email address, a bank account number and sales tax account numbers. The site is at https://parishe-file.revenue. louisiana.gov/.  Parishe-file.com - a growing success!

In addition SalesTaxOnline (www.salestaxonline.com) is available for taxpayers to file sales tax returns online. Dealers must register in advance with SalesTaxOnline to be able to file online. Both services are offered free of charge to all dealers. BAILEYLINK WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE FILING AFTER APRIL 30, 2015.  

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

 

If you need to find information regarding local sales tax, have a question about a particular tax issue or need a form or application, and have been unable to locate it on our website, please let us know.  Click here to contact us with your suggestions and comments.

 

Office Hours   

 

Hours of business remain as 8:00am to 4:30pm, open during lunch, Monday through Friday. Summer hours (June and July) are 8:00am to 4:00pm, open during lunch. Telephone numbers are main line (337) 217-4280, fax (337) 217-4281.  Additional information can be found on this website as well as www.laota.com.

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR

CALCASIEU PARISH SALES TAX FY 2017-18

 

Independence Day..................July 4th

Labor Day..............................Sept 4th

Veterans Day..........................Nov 10th

Thanksgiving....................Nov 20th - 24th

Christmas/New Year......Dec 20th - Jan 2nd

Martin Luther King.................Jan 15th

Mardi Gras........................Feb 12th - 14th

Easter/Spring Break.......Mar 30th - Apr 6th 

 

Emergency Information for Employees, Parents and Students

In the event of a district wide emergency, such as an evacuation, employees and parents/students are to monitor one of the following sources frequently for current status reports:

337-217-INFO (4636) - Recorded message concerning evacuations, return to school/work, etc.

www.cpsb.org - School system website with current information concerning evacuations, return to school/work, etc.

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