Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am a Nonprofit organization, do I have to collect sales tax on my sales?
Nonprofit organizations are subject to collecting and remitting sales tax to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, unless they applied for and received an annual LDR approved exemption form R-1048 prior to the event date. This form is for use by any nonprofit domestic, civic, educational, historical, charitable, fraternal, or religious organization when applying for exemption from the collection of state sales tax on parking fees, admissions to, or sales of tangible personal property by the organization at fund-raising events.
Approval of the application does not exempt the applicant from taxes required by law to be paid on the applicant’s purchases.
Also note that vendors participating in the nonprofit event must collect and remitted 4.45% Louisiana sales tax on sales that occur during the event.
Below is the link to the Annual Application for Exemption request form R-1048.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue does not collect local sales and use taxes. You must contact the local jurisdiction to find out the local rate and how to remit their payment to them. You may check the link below for contact information for the locals.