Are there any exemptions from Jefferson Parish sales tax?
Yes, Jefferson Parish and the State of Louisiana exempt or exclude certain transactions from sales/use tax. Major exemptions include:
  • Sales of gasoline, steam, water (not including mineral water or carbonated water or any water put in bottles), electric power, newspapers, fertilizers, and natural gas
  • Purchases by state and local governments
  • Purchases of motor vehicles for lease or rental
  • Purchases made with WIC vouchers or food stamps
  • Isolated or occasional sales of tangible personal property by a person not engaged in such business. Such isolated or occasional sales shall not apply to the sale of vehicles

Please consult the table of Sales/Use Tax Exemptions and Exclusions (PDF) for specifics. Jefferson Parish sales tax is charged to those who are determined to be end users of tangible personal property. Those persons claiming an exemption from Jefferson Parish sales tax must provide a valid exemption certificate to support their claim. If you doubt the validity of the exemption certificate presented by a customer, please call the Bureau of Revenue and Taxation at 504-363-5550.

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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?