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Set Up Louisiana Returns

This article applies to:Returns Central

Tell Us Where You Collect Tax 

Add Louisiana to the places where you collect tax. This tells AvaTax to calculate tax on Louisiana transactions. See the Louisiana Department of Revenue website for details about nexus, registration, and taxes in Louisiana.

Louisiana has local jurisdictions that collect tax separately from the state. Check with the parish office if you have questions about whether you are required to collect tax.

Before you add Louisiana, there are two things you need to do:

You don't have to select a tax type for the LA R1029 A, LA R1031, or parish forms. If you are registered to file the LA RSSTR form, please select a tax type of Sales Tax only.

"Sourcing" determines the location where a sale is taxed. Louisiana is a destination-sourced state.

If you're a remote seller who files the Louisiana Direct Marketer Sales Tax Return, make sure that you're set up to calculate the simplified 8.45% flat rate.

Add Your Company Locations 

Add any physical locations you have in Louisiana. This is important for reporting on your returns.

When you add a location:

  • Enter the state-assigned Registration ID as the state Account ID under Additional Information
  • Enter the parish Registration ID as the county Account ID under Additional Information
  • After you validate the location address, make sure it falls in the jurisdictions you expect. If not, you may want to manage your jurisdiction overrides

Schedule Your Returns

After you tell us where you collect tax and add locations, you're ready to schedule returns. Go to Returns in AvaTax to provide a funding power of attorney and schedule your returns

Your company name and taxpayer ID from Your Company Details show up on your returns. Make sure they match what’s on your registration information.

Use this info to schedule your returns. Keep in mind that the selections you made when you told us where you collect tax, any location codes you entered, and the forms you select are related and should tie together.

  • Louisiana doesn't offer multi-location returns. For each location, file a separate return in the required jurisdictions at both the state and local (parish) levels.
    • Each physical location should be registered with the State of Louisiana and have it's own registration ID
    • Set up form LA R1029 A along with the relevant parish-specific forms for each physical location. Make sure you enter the correct parish registration ID that corresponds to the physical location on each parish form.
    • Verify that the location account is set up to file electronically and the login information is correct
  • Select form LA R1029 A if you're registered as an in-state seller to file and remit state-level taxes
    • Enter the registration ID for the location in the correct format. It's a seven-digit number with a three-digit suffix. Example: 1234567-890
    • To file the return electronically, enter your login information for the Louisiana Taxpayer Access Point or LATAP
  • Select form LA R1031 if you're registered as a Direct Marketer to file and remit a flat rate of 8.45%.
    • Enter the registration ID for the location in the correct format. It's a seven-digit number with a three-digit suffix. Example: 1234567-890
    • Make sure that you're set up to calculate the simplified 8.45% flat rate.
  • Select form LA RSSTR if you're registered as a Remote Seller to file and remit state and local-level taxes.
    • Enter the Remote Seller registration ID for the location in the correct format. It's a nine-digit number. Example: 000001234
    • Enter the Remote Seller import/location ID for the location in the correct format. It's a five-digit number. Example: 01234
  • Select a parish-specific form to file local taxes. Example: LA Calcasieu
    • Enter the registration ID for the location in the correct format. The registration ID format varies depending on the parish.
    • To file the return electronically, enter your login information for the Parish E-File website
    • Note: This is only required if you are filing the LA R1029 A form and are registered in the applicable local jurisdiction.

 

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