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Louisiana Sales Tax Changes, October 2015


 = changed sales tax rates.

Several local sales and use tax rate changes will take effect in Louisiana on October 1, 2015.

There is a new Economic Development District in St. Landry Parish. The combined local rate in Harry Guilbeau District is 7.55% and the total state and local rate is 11.55%. The total tax rate in the Unincorporated Area is 9.55%.

St. Martin Parish also has a new jurisdiction. The combined local rate in Henderson N 1-10 Annex is 4.5% and the total state and local rate is 8.5%. See this notice for additional information.

In St. Tammany Parish, the 0.5% sales tax for the Village of Folsom is expiring, for a new reduced combined local rate of 4.75% and a total state and local rate of 8.75%.

The City of Abbeville Economic Development District No. 1 (Lowe’s) in Vermillion Parish is expiring. Previously subject to a combined local rate of 6%, the EDD #1 Parish is removed from the Vermillion Parish Sales and Use Tax Return effective October 1. Some jurisdiction names in the parish have also been amended (follow Vermillion Parish link for more information).

It can be challenging to track down accurate rate information, particularly in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Revenue provides a list of the “names, addresses and telephone numbers of all local tax collecting agencies for each parish in the State of Louisiana” with this caveat:

“The listing is updated periodically and is provided to assist taxpayers with their local sales tax obligations. While every effort is made to assure the accuracy of the tax rates shown in this publication, local tax rates are subject to change by local ordinances and elections. All information should be verified directly with the local tax collecting agencies.”

There are easier ways to deal with sales tax in Louisiana. Find accurate local rate information immediately with this free sales tax rate map, or implement automated sales tax Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.