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

TAX RATES TO INCREASE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018

This rate increase is for the Lakefront Economic Development District that is located within the municipal limits of the City of Lake Charles. This is NOT for the entire City of Lake Charles. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the boundaries.  The sales tax rate increase of 1% will appear on Column M (Lakefront Economic Development District) of the parish sales tax return. This increase will bring the overall rate for sales and use tax in Column M (Lakefront Economic Development District) to 6.75%.

 

A different rate increase is for the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau hotel occupancy tax.  The hotel/motel tax rate increase of 1% will appear on Columns A, B, C, D and E of the parish hotel/motel tax return. This increase will bring the overall rate for hotel/motel tax to the following:

        Column A, Calcasieu Parish, total tax rate 5%

        Column B, Hope Economic Development District, total tax rate 7%

        Column C, Opelram Economic Development District, total tax rate 7%

        Column D, Executive Economic Development District, total tax rate 7%

        Column E, MorganField Economic Development District, total tax rate 6%   

 

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.  

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 2018-19

 

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

Labor Day..............................Sept 3rd

 Election Day...........................Nov 6th

Veterans Day.........................Nov 12th

Thanksgiving....................Nov 19th - 23rd

Christmas/New Year......Dec 24th - Jan 4th

Martin Luther King.................Jan 21st

Mardi Gras........................Mar 4th - 6th

Easter/Spring Break......Apr 19th - Apr 26th 

 

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

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