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


This rate increase is for the MorganField 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. Currently, there are no businesses or residences that are located in this district. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the boundaries.  The sales tax rate increase of 1% will appear on Column L (MorganField Economic Development District) of the parish sales tax return. This increase will bring the overall rate for sales and use tax in Column L (MorganField Economic Development District) to 6.75%. The new rate will also reflect an increase of 1% hotel/motel tax on Column E (MorganField Economic Development District) of the parish hotel/motel return. This increase will bring the overall rate for hotel/motel tax in Column E (MorganField Economic Development District) to 5%. 



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.


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.


You can register with Calcasieu Parish online at


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. - a growing success!

In addition SalesTaxOnline ( 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.  



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





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

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