Businesses Slow to Adopt Sales Tax Rate Change
- Sales Tax Rate Changes
- Jan 18, 2016 | Gail Cole
Some businesses in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, have been slow to adopt a new sales tax rate. The rate in many parts of the parish decreased by 1% on November 30, when an airport tax expired. Yet consumers have noticed the extra 1% is still being charged at several area businesses.
Nonetheless, “Businesses should really stop [charging the extra 1%] because that tax is not in effect and it’s really overcharging the tax payer,” says Lafayette Parish Director of Sales Tax Stacy Ashy.
If you’ve been overcharged sales tax and would like a refund, present the receipt to the vendor. But be sure to verify that the sale took place in a location with the reduced rate. Rates in Broussard, Youngsville and some other special districts in Lafayette County have higher rates (KATC).
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