What is use tax and how does it apply to my business?
Use tax applies to tangible personal property purchased for use, consumption, distribution, or storage in Jefferson Parish. Use tax is due only when sufficient Jefferson Parish sales tax has not been paid at the time of purchase.

The purpose of the use tax is to ensure that all articles of tangible personal property used in this Parish are uniformly taxed, regardless of where the items may have been purchased. Situations in which local sales tax is frequently not paid include:
  • Purchases from out-of-parish vendors or out-of-state vendors
  • Items purchased for resale taken from inventory for use by the business. Report purchases of this nature on line 14 of the Jefferson Parish sales tax return

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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?