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Send correspondence to:
Tax & Revenue Division
P.O. Box 123
Monroe, LA 71210-0123

Physical Address:
City Hall Annex Building
Taxation & Revenue
Utilities Operations
316 Breard St.
Monroe, LA 71201

Business Hours:
Walk-in & Drive-thru services
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 318-329-2220
Fax: 318-329-2362
Sales Tax Information

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Q: What is the sales tax rate?

Effective July 1, 2013
LOCAL RATE STATE RATE TOTAL RATE
City of Monroe 5.99% 4.00% 9.99%
City of West Monroe 5.50% 4.00% 9.50%
East Ouachita Parish 4.60% 4.00% 8.60%
West Ouachita Parish 5.60% 4.00% 9.60%
Town of Sterlington 6.00% 4.00% 10.00%
Town of Richwood 5.50% 4.00% 9.50%


Effective January 1, 2007
LOCAL RATE STATE RATE TOTAL RATE
City of Monroe 5.99% 4.00% 9.99%
City of West Monroe 5.50% 4.00% 9.50%
East Ouachita Parish 4.60% 4.00% 8.60%
West Ouachita Parish 5.60% 4.00% 9.60%
Town of Sterlington 5.50% 4.00% 9.50%
Town of Richwood 5.50% 4.00% 9.50%

Q: How do I obtain local sales tax forms?
A: The sales/use tax forms can be mailed to you upon request by calling 318-329-2220, select option #2 Tax & Revenue, then option #2 Sales Tax; or can be picked up from our office located at the City Hall Annex Building, 316 Breard Street, Monroe, LA 71201; or can be downloaded by clicking here.

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Q: To what transactions is sales tax applied?
A: The sale of tangible personal property, the use, consumption, distribution, or storage for use or consumption of any tangible personal property, the lease or rental of any item or article of tangible personal property, the sales of certain services. All sales, use, consumption, distribution, storage for use or consumption, leases, and rentals of tangible personal property are taxable, unless an exemption or exclusion is provided by law for a particular transaction; only the particular transactions enumerated in the law are taxable.

Q: When are sales taxes due?
A: Sales tax are due the month following the collection month. A return is considered delinquent after the 20th of the month. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, the return must be postmarked by the next business day to be considered paid on time.

Q: What is the sales tax penalty and interest rate?
A: The delinquent penalty is 5% for each 30 days late or fraction thereof and increases by 5% each month to a maximum of 25%. The interest is 1.25% per month or fraction thereof and increases by 1.25% on the 1st day of each month until paid.

Q: How do I remit the sales tax on a taxable purchase that I made which the vendor did not collect the tax?
A: If you are registered to collect and remit sales tax, the tax should be remitted directly to us by reporting the purchase amount on line 14 of the sales tax form.

Sales Tax Form

Q: Are sales to churches and nonprofit organizations subject to sales tax?
A: Yes. Sales to churches and nonprofit organizations are subject to sales tax unless they are specifically exempted by statute. Refer to Louisiana Revised Statute Title 47 305.14 for additional information.

Q: If I do not have any sales or purchases for a certain month or quarter, do I still need to file a sales tax return?
A: The answer to this question depends on your filing status. If you are an occasional filer, the answer is NO. If you are a monthly or quarterly filer, the answer is YES. A zero dollar return must be filed.

Q: What do I do to set up arrangements to pay an outstanding tax liability?
A: Contact our office at 318-329-2220 and select option #2 Tax & Revenue, then select option #5 for Sales Tax Audits.

Q: Do businesses with Internet sales have to collect local sales tax on their sales?
A: Internet sales are treated the same as catalog sales for sales tax purposes.