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

 
RESALE EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES DISCONTINUED AT LOCAL LEVEL

Effective November 1, 2009, locally prepared Resale Exemption Certificates shall no longer be issued by the Calcasieu Parish Sales/Use Tax Office. Resale exemption certificates R-1064 or R-1055 will now be issued by the LA Department of Revenue. Existing retail dealers should have received their certificate(s) already while new registrants will receive them either by virtue of their business classification (NAICS Code) or through application.

Since the LA Department of Revenue commenced the issuance of their Resale Exemption Certificate effective Nov. 1, 2009, the Calcasieu Parish Sales/Use Tax Office discontinued issuance of a local certificate. We advised our local dealers that they could accept the LA State Resale Exemption in lieu of a local certificate. Act 438 of the 2012 Legislative Session states that local tax collections shall accept an exemption certificate issued by the DOR. Local certificates may be requested for intra-parish activity as an exception. Calcasieu does not require dealers to have a local certificate if they have secured their state resale exemption certificate. Interested parties should visit the Department's website at www.rev.state.la.us for further information.

Sales Tax 101--Free Help to Dealers

Are you a new business owner and overwhelmed by the number of forms and information you need to produce? Maybe you've been in business a while but are unsure of exactly what forms you need to complete. Our office has the answer--Sales Tax 101 is a short session offered to dealers to help answer questions and make filing returns easier. CLICK HERE to download the presentation. You may also call our office for more information or to schedule an appointment for individual assistance.

CREDIT CARDS

 

Effective September 1, 2012, credit cards are no longer accepted.

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.

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 and BaileyLink to be able to file online. BaileyLink may be accessed by scrolling down and clicking on their link on the right side of our website. Both services are offered free of charge to all dealers. 

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 2014-15

 

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

Labor Day..............................Sept 1st

Election Day...........................Nov 4th

Veterans Day..........................Nov 11th

Thanksgiving....................Nov 24th - 28th

Christmas/New Year........Dec 22nd-Jan 2nd

Martin Luther King.................Jan 19th

Mardi Gras....................Feb 16th - 18th

Easter/Spring Break..........Apr 3rd 10th 

 
 DID YOU KNOW...

 

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

** You can file your returns online by accessing our link to register with BaileyLink to begin the process or going to www.salestaxonline.com to register with RamWare. Both state and local tax returns may be filed at www.parishe-file.com.

ACCESS FORMS ONLINE!
See our Quick Links tab to connect to many local government websites.

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.

Employee Mass Email - Updates sent to all employees with email addresses

Site Phone Tree for Employees - Each work site will have a phone tree for employee to employee communication updates

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