Jefferson Parish

Parish-Wide Sales/Use Tax Rates Parish Council School Board Law Enforcement District Combined Local Rate
General Sales 2.50% 2.00% 0.25% 4.75%
Food/Prescription Drugs (1) 1.50% 2.00% N/A 3.50%
Hotel/Motel Room Rentals 1.50% 2.00% 0.25% 3.75%

Occupancy Taxes Parish Council
Occupancy Tax – Eastbank (2) 3.00%
Occupancy Tax – Westbank (3) 2.00%

Specialty Taxes City of Kenner
Airport Distrct (4) 2.00%

(1) Food for home consumption; prescription drugs as defined by LA R.S. 47:305(D)(4)

(2) Eastbank of the Mississippi River – In addition to the sales tax levied on the furnishing of rooms by hotels, motels, and tourist camps, an occupancy tax is imposed on the paid occupancy of hotel/motel rooms located in the Parish of Jefferson. A separate tax return is used to report these sales.

(3) Westbank of the Mississippi River – In addition to the sales tax levied on the furnishing of rooms by hotels, motels, and tourist camps, an occupancy tax is imposed on the paid occupancy of hotel/motel rooms located in the Parish of Jefferson. A separate tax return is used to report these sales.

(4) In addition to the sales/use tax imposed on transactions occurring in Jefferson Parish, an additional levy is imposed on the sale at retail and/or rental of tangible personal property originating within the New Orleans International Airport Sales Tax District. A separate tax return is used to report these sales.

Contact Information

MAILING ADDRESS:

Bureau of Revenue & Taxation
P.O. Box 248
Gretna, LA 70054

OFFICE LOCATIONS:

Gretna Location
Jefferson Parish Government Building
200 Derbigny Street
Suite 1200
Gretna, LA 70053

Telephone: 504.363.5637
Facsimile: 504.363.5644

Harvey Location
JPSO Administrative Building
1233 Westbank Expressway
Rm. 423
Harvey, LA 70058

Telephone: 504.376.2459
Facsimile: 504.376.2469

Email: General Inquiries

Jeanine Theriot, MA, CTE Director Bureau of Revenue and Taxation

Office Hours & Holidays

Normal Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Holidays Schedule:  New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday (Easter), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, All Saints Day (observed Nov. 2nd), Veterans Day (observed Nov.11th), Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve

Notices

TBD

Links

Revenue & Taxation: LA Administrative Code, Title 61
Uniform Local Tax: LA Administrative Code, Title 72

Forms & E-Services

Parish Sales & Use Tax Ordinances

Click here to view Jefferson Parish Taxation Ordinances

Optional Exemptions, Exclusions, and Special Provisions

OPTIONAL EXEMPTIONS

Manufacturing Equipment – The cost price of machinery and equipment used by a manufacturer in a plant facility predominately and directly in the actual manufacturing for agricultural purposes or the actual manufacturing process of an item of tangible personal property, which is for ultimate sale to another and not for internal use, at one (1) or more fixed locations within Jefferson Parish, the cost price shall be reduced by one hundred (100) percent beginning January 1, 2006. Please contact our office for the terms and conditions that may apply.

Commercial Fisherman – The sale of materials and supplies which qualify for an exclusion and exemption under LSA-R.S. 47:305.20 when sold to a Louisiana Commercial Fisherman who qualifies as such under applicable state law and who complies with certification procedures developed by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff as tax collector for Jefferson Parish shall be exempt from Jefferson Parish sales tax. Please contact our office for the terms and conditions that may apply.

Custom Computer Software – The sale of custom computer software is software that is specifically written for a particular customer or that adapts prewritten or “canned” software to the needs of a particular customer is exempt from Jefferson Parish sales tax. Please contact our office for the terms and conditions that may apply.

Jefferson Parish Sales / Use Tax Exemptions and Exclusions
Jefferson Parish Occupational License Tax Exemptions and Special Provisions

Audit Information

The Jefferson Parish Audit Section focuses on ensuring taxpayer compliance with local tax ordinances and the discovery of unreported or underreported tax revenues. Audits are assigned at random, upon review of taxpayer returns, and upon information received from other taxing jurisdictions (local, state, and federal). >The Audit Section is located in Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Administrative Building, 1233 Westbank Expressway, in Harvey and is open to the public from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of its activity, taxpayers are advised to schedule an appointment to discuss accounts currently under audit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tax Bureau – Frequently Asked Questions
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