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Louisiana Sales Tax Guide for Businesses

Sales Tax Rate
5.0%
Local Taxes
Yes
Website
Department of Revenue
Tax Line
855-307-3893

You can read more about Louisiana’s sales tax here.

When are Louisiana Sales Tax Returns Due?

When you file and pay Louisiana sales tax depends on two things: your assigned filing frequency and your state’s due dates.

How often will you file sales tax returns in Louisiana?

States assign you a filing frequency when you register for your sales tax permit. In most states, how often you file sales tax is based on the amount of sales tax you collect from buyers in the state.

In Louisiana, you will be required to file and remit sales tax either monthly or quarterly.

How often you are required to file sales tax in Louisiana follows this general rule:

Average Monthly Tax Liability Filing Frequency
$500.00 and up Monthly
$0 to $499.00 Quarterly

Louisiana sales tax returns are always due the 20th of the month following the reporting period. If the filing due date falls on a weekend or holiday, sales tax is generally due the next business day.

2017 Louisiana Monthly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Taxable Period Due Date
*January February 21, 2017*
February March 20, 2017
March April 20, 2017
*April May 22, 2017*
May June 20, 2017
June July 20, 2017
*July August 21, 2017*
August September 20, 2017
September October 20, 2017
October November 20, 2017
November December 20, 2017
* December January 22, 2018*

*indicates a due date pushed back due to a weekend or holiday

2017 Louisiana Quarterly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Taxable Period Due Date
Q1 (Jan - Mar) April 20, 2017
Q2 (Apr-Jun) July 20, 2017
Q3 (Jul-Sep) October 20, 2017
*Q4 (Oct-Dec) January 22, 2018*

*indicates a due date pushed back due to a weekend or holiday

Rank City Population Parrish Total SalesTax
1 New Orleans 389,617 Orleans 10.000%
2 Baton Rouge 228,590 East Baton Rouge 10.000%
3 Shreveport 197,204 Caddo 9.600%
4 Metairie 142,715 Jefferson 9.750%
5 Lafayette 127,657 Lafayette 10.000%
6 Lake Charles 76,070 Calcasieu 10.750%
7 Bossier City 68,094 Bossier 10.000%
8 Kenner 67,091 Jefferson 9.750%
9 Monroe 49,598 Ouachita 10.990%
10 Alexandria 47,889 Rapides 10.500%
11 Houma 34,287 Terrebonne 10.500%
12 Marrero 31,738 Jefferson 9.750%
13 New Iberia 30,754 Iberia 9.500%
14 Prairieville 29,721 Ascension 9.500%
15 Laplace 28,640 St John The Baptist 10.000%
16 Central 28,295 East Baton Rouge 10.500%
17 Slidell 27,942 Saint Tammany 10.250%
18 Terrytown 24,910 Jefferson 9.750%
19 Ruston 22,340 Lincoln 10.500%
20 Chalmette 21,311 Saint Bernard 10.000%

The 20 Most Populous Cities in Louisiana and their Sales Tax Rates (June 2017)

Click here for a chart of Louisiana sales tax filing due dates in 2017.

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