What is the rate of Jefferson Parish sales/use tax?
The following local sales tax rates apply in Jefferson Parish:
  • 4.75% on the sale of general merchandise and certain services
  • 3.50% on the sale of food items purchased for preparation and consumption in the home
  • 3.5% on the sale of prescription drugs and medical devices prescribed by a physician
  • 3.75% on the furnishing of sleeping rooms, cottages, or cabins
  • 2% (in addition to the 4.75% sales tax listed above) on the sale of general merchandise and certain services originating within the New Orleans Airport Sales Tax District.

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1. What is the rate of Jefferson Parish sales/use tax?
2. What is the mailing address to submit sales/use tax returns?
3. Where can I file and pay in person Jefferson Parish sales/use tax returns?
4. Does Jefferson Parish allow online filing of local tax returns?
5. If I do not have any sales or purchases for a certain month, must I file a sales tax return?
6. When are sales taxes due and which date is used to determine if a return is paid on time?
7. Do I have to collect Jefferson Parish sales tax on labor?
8. Are non-profit organizations exempt from Jefferson Parish sales tax?
9. Are businesses engaged in sales via the internet or catalog required to collect Jefferson Parish sales tax?
10. Are the sales of services taxable?
11. Are there any exemptions from Jefferson Parish sales tax?
12. Does Jefferson Parish follow the revenue rulings issued by the Louisiana Department of Revenue (state)?
13. Does Jefferson Parish accept the Louisiana Department of Revenue (state) resale certificate as evidence of an exempt transaction?
14. To whom should technical tax questions be addressed?
15. As a dealer registered to collect and remit Jefferson Parish sales tax, am I allowed a credit or refund on advance local taxes that I pay on purchases for resale?
16. How do I request a refund or credit of Jefferson Parish sales/use tax paid?
17. What is use tax and how does it apply to my business?
18. What do I do if I owe taxes but am unable to pay by the due date?
19. What do I do to arrange to pay an outstanding sales/use/license tax liability?
20. How are taxpayers selected for audit?
21. How do I make changes (location, mailing address, trade name, etc.) to my account?
22. How do I close an account?