Yes, taxpayers may file and pay sales/use tax returns, occupational license tax renewals, and property taxes online. Online filing is a safe, secure, and easy way to file tax returns. There is no charge to file online.
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The following local sales tax rates apply in Jefferson Parish:
The due date for all registered filers is the 1st of the month following the close of the calendar month of the reporting period. A return is considered delinquent after the 20th of the month following the close of the reporting period. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, the return can be filed on the next business day and would become delinquent the first day thereafter. The U.S. postmark is used to determine if a return is filed on time.
All vendors, both in-state and out-of-state, utilizing the internet or catalogs in their retail sales activity are required to collect Jefferson Parish sales tax if the business has NEXUS, whether directly or through an agent, representative, or affiliate, the sale is subject to Jefferson Parish sales tax. Nexus includes, but is not limited to any of the following activities:
Please be advised that services are taxable if performed in Jefferson Parish and subsequently delivered outside the jurisdiction.
Yes, Jefferson Parish and the State of Louisiana exempt or exclude certain transactions from sales/use tax. Major exemptions include:
Please consult the table of Jefferson Parish Sales/Use Tax Exemptions and Exclusions at the following link 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.
Please submit questions to the Director of the Sales Tax Division at 504-363-5550 or via email. Although our policy is to respond as quickly as possible, please be aware that your particular question or circumstance may require a review of local ordinances, state statutes, or legal decisions to insure a correct response.