Confusion Over New Sales Tax

The April 1, 2016 sales tax changes are making our work more challenging. This process will take time and will not be perfect. LPA is working on the best resources possible, but the time frame for solid answers is currently long.

below is a link to a sample of a letter received by a non-profit regarding their event, which included silent and live auctions.

Please see the page link below for the information we have located. A link to create a Sale Tax Account is listed on this page also:

Special Events
http://revenue.louisiana.gov/Businesses/SpecialEventsCraftShowsAndTradeShows

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’m a Nonprofit organization, do I have to collect sales tax on my sales?

As of April 1, 2016, all nonprofit organizations are subject to collecting and remitting sales tax to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

Are admissions taxable?

Yes, admissions to any place providing amusement, entertainment or recreational services require sales tax.

Click here for sample letter on sales tax.

Prepare for the New Louisiana Sales Tax

As a result of the special session of 2016, there are many changes to the LA Sales Tax regulations.

LDR (Louisiana Department of Revenue) has provided the attached spreadsheet. Items such as event tickets, memberships, parking, and many others are impacted. Please consult your local accountant for specific impact.

LPA is working on workshops that will provide more in-depth answers before the next round of changes on July 1.

To see a list of the new increases click here: LDR Tax Increase

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