RATE TO INCREASE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018
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.
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%.
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
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.
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.
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
Veterans Day..........................Nov 10th
20th - Jan 2nd
Martin Luther King.................Jan 15th
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.