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NOLA French Quarter Sales Tax Hike

  • Oct 29, 2015 | Gail Cole

 New sales tax for New Orleans French Quarter, January 2016.

Residents of New Orleans’ French Quarter on October 24, 2015, overwhelmingly approved a new quarter cent sales tax within the boundaries of the French Quarter and created the French Quarter Economic Development District. When the tax takes effect on January 1, 2016, the total sales tax rate in the French Quarter will be 9.25% for retail and close to 10% for restaurants.

Some 9 million people visit the French Quarter annually and it is these tourists who will pay the bulk of the new sales tax. The $2 million generated by the tax will fund additional public safety measures in the French Quarter, such as a full-time state trooper presence.

The newly approved tax is set to expire December 31, 2020. Voter approval would be required to extend the tax.

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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.