SALES TAX 101 - FREE HELP FOR 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 for some
time 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 sales tax questions and make filing returns easier. You can
download the Sales Tax 101 presentation by clicking on this link:
Sales Tax 101 Presentation
SALES TAX RATE LOOKUP
Taxpayers can access the Louisiana Uniform Local Sales Tax Board sales tax rate
lookup by clicking on the link below. This is a free online tool that
taxpayers can use to lookup a street address to find the state and local sales
tax rates, parish name, return column, vendor's compensation rate, local
interest rate, and local delinquency rate for any location in Louisiana by
Geocode. In order to access this information, taxpayers should create a
user name and password by clicking SIGN UP HERE on the link below.
BANKING CHANGE FOR ONLINE FILING
Effective December 1, 2016, the
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.
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 2022-2023
Independence Day........July 4th
Labor Day....................Sept 5th
Fall Break.....................Oct 10th - 11th
Election Day.................Nov 8th
Veterans Day................Nov 11th
21st - 25th
20th - 30th
Martin Luther King........Jan
20th - 22nd
Easter/Spring Break......Apr 7th - 14th
www.cpsb.org - School system website with current information concerning evacuations, return to school/work, etc.