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ACTION NEEDED: Certain LA returns need valid NAICS code


Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is assigning business codes to sales tax accounts based upon the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

LDR now requires that all LA R1029 and LA R1031 returns be filed with a valid NAICS Code.

To find your NAICS code and add it to your Avalara scheduled return, see the Resolution section below.

Note: If this information is not provided, the Louisiana state return will be filed with a default code of 44.


Avalara Returns


Locate your NAICS code and add it to your return.

Step 1: Locate your NAICS code

  • Find your NAICS code in any of the following ways:

    A valid NAICS code is a numeric sequence ranging in size from two to six characters. There are no spaces or special characters.

  • Once you have located this information, you need to add it to your Avalara Scheduled Return; go to Step 2.

Step 2: Add your NAICS code to your Avalara scheduled return

  1. In AvaTax, go to Returns > View and Add Returns.
  2. Find your Louisiana State Return (LA R1029A or LA R1031) and select Details.
  3. Go to the section labeled Other Required Information.

  4. In the U.S. NAICS CODE field, enter the NAICS code as a numeric sequence.

    Note: In the U.S. NAICS code filed, enter the NAICS code as a numeric sequence. Ensure that no spaces are present on either side of the code.

  5. Select Save filing settings.