Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for severance tax on minerals?
To register for a severance tax account, go to LDR’s website at www.revenue.louisiana.gov/Businesses/BusinessRegistration, and click on the appropriate registration link to either register a new business or add a revenue account. Please note: If you are a purchaser withholding tax from the severer you must obtain a severance tax account to report and remit the withheld tax.
Surface mining permits are obtained from the Department of Natural Resources by visiting www.dnr.louisiana.gov. Solid mineral (including sand and gravel) mines do not require a mining permit from the Department of Natural Resources, but may require several permits from other federal, state, parish or municipal government agencies.