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.
LOCAL TAX INCREASE EFFECTIVE
JANUARY 1, 2011
The tax rate for the Unincorporated Area (Except Ward 1) of Calcasieu Parish
has increased to 5.25% effective January 1, 2011, as a result of an increase in the Police Jury's District 4-A tax (1.5%) renewed by voters on October 2, 2010. This is reported in Column A on the sales tax return. All other tax rates remain the same in the parish. For more information click here or contact our office with any questions.
Effective September 1, 2012, credit cards will no longer be
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.
NEW ONLINE FILING RESOURCE
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!