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Sales Tax Rate is Scheduled to Change July 1

Monday, June 25, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ann Lupo
Sales Tax Rate is Scheduled to Change July 1

In order to inform taxpayers about the potential changes to the state sales tax rate and the treatment of certain exemptions on July 1, 2018, the Louisiana Department of Revenue has sent the “Dear Taxpayer” memo below to taxpayers via the following:

  • As a flyer contained in the mail out of the June 2018 sales tax return. These will be mailed this week.
  • As a notice posted on Parish E-file.
  • As an email to users of active LaTAP sales tax accounts and a notice placed on the account in LaTAP for other tax types. The email and notice went to 203,034 accounts in LaTAP.

Dear Taxpayer:
The state sales tax rate and the treatment of certain exemptions is scheduled to change on July 1, 2018. However, the Louisiana Legislature is scheduled to convene in a special legislative session on June 18, 2018, and there are legislative instruments pending that may impact the rate before the scheduled July 1, 2018 change. Further, changes to the sales tax exemptions are also possible.

We have created a webpage dedicated to informing taxpayers of any changes to the state sales tax rate and exemptions. You may visit the webpage at www.revenue.louisiana.gov/SalesTax/SalesTaxRates for more information.

Respectfully,  Louisiana Department of Revenue

 

The LCPA Advocacy Team suggests you download the following files for reference. The tables were issued by LDR in Nov 2017 and include legislative changes enacted through the 2017 Regular Session.
R-1002 - Table of Sales Tax Rates for Exemption for the period July 2013 – March 2019
R-1002B - Table of Sales Tax Rates for Exemption for the period July 2007 – June 2013

NOTE: The 2018 Third Extraordinary (Special) Session convened on Monday, June 18, 2018. Final Adjournment will be no later than 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

 

Questions about the content of this Alert should be directed to LCPA State Government Relations Director lbabin@lcpa.org.