TTR Updates Sales and Use Tax Answers for Over 100,000 Products and Services: Louisiana Issues Guidance on Sales Tax Changes Coming April 1, 2016

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

 
 
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Introduction

Those that follow sales and use tax laws closely are aware that Louisiana recently passed significant changes affecting the application of sales and use tax. These changes go into effect April 1, 2016. The Department of Revenue released a detailed tax matrix that is available through the Louisiana State Legislature's website. The following link provides access:

http://www.rev.state.la.us/NewsAndPublications/PressReleaseDetails/2436

New Rules and a New State Tax of 1%

Passed under Louisiana's First 2016 Extraordinary Session, several acts were signed into law on March 14, 2016. Two of those acts -- Act 25 and Act 26 -- broadly impact sales and use tax. Of particular interest to taxpayers is that the four (4) state-level sales and use taxes will not apply uniformly to transactions after April 1, 2016. Here is a high-level breakdown:

  • 47:302 (2% state tax) reduces the current number of available exemptions to 32 exemptions through June 2018. Beginning July 1, 2018, everything goes back to normal for this tax.
  • 47:321 (1% state tax) reduces the current number of available exemptions to close to 31 exemptions through June 2016. Beginning July 1, 2016, everything goes back to normal for this tax.
  • 47:331 (1% state tax) reduces the current number of available exemptions to close to 32 exemptions through June 2016. Beginning July 1, 2016, everything goes back to normal for this tax. (For those that really pay attention in tax class, this is actually a .97% tax and a .03% tax found in 51:1286 that follows all rules of 47:331).
  • 47:321.1 (the new 1% state tax) provides for 65 exemptions through June 2018. Beginning July 1, 2018, this tax will no longer be imposed.

TTR Updates over 100,000 Products and Services Tax Answers in Louisiana

On April 1, 2016, TTR subscribers will be able to see what Louisiana tax rate applies to every product and service contained in TTR. TTR's team went line by line to find every product and service that can be sold in Louisiana and provided an accurate tax answer and the exact rate of tax that applies as of April 1, 2016. TTR will also revise these rates over time as the rules go back to normal.

Links:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ttr-updates-sales-and-use-tax-answers-for-over-100000-products-and-services-louisiana-issues-guidance-on-sales-tax-changes-coming-april-1-2016-2016-03-30


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