Title 47. Revenue and Taxation

Subtitle II. Provisions Relating to Taxes Collected and Administered by the Collector of Revenue

Chapter 2. Sales Tax

 

47:302        Imposition of tax

 

A. There is hereby levied a tax upon the sale at retail, the use, the consumption, the distribution, and the storage for use or consumption in this state, of each item or article of tangible personal property, as defined herein, the levy of said tax to be as follows: 

 

(1) At the rate of two per centum (2%) of the sales price of each item or article of tangible personal property when sold at retail in this state; the tax to be computed on gross sales for the purpose of remitting the amount of tax due the state, and to include each and every retail sale. 

 

(2) At the rate of two per centum (2%) of the cost price of each item or article of tangible personal property when the same is not sold but is used, consumed, distributed, or stored for use or consumption in this state; provided there shall be no duplication of the tax. 

 

B. There is hereby levied a tax upon the lease or rental within this state of each item or article of tangible personal property, as defined herein; the levy of said tax to be as follows: 

 

(1) At the rate of two per centum (2%) of the gross proceeds derived from the lease or rental of tangible personal property, as defined herein, where the lease or rental of such property is an established business, or part of an established business, or the same is incidental or germane to the said business. 

 

(2) At the rate of two per centum (2%) of the monthly lease or rental price paid by lessee or rentee, or contracted or agreed to be paid by lessee or rentee to the owner of the tangible personal property. 

 

C. (1) There is hereby levied a tax upon all sales of services, as herein defined, in this state, at the rate of two percent of the amounts paid or charged for such services. 

 

(2) The tax levied in this Section shall be collected from the dealer, as defined herein, shall be paid at the time and in the manner hereinafter provided, and shall be in addition to all other taxes, whether levied in the form of excise, license, or privilege taxes, and shall be in addition to taxes levied under the provisions of Chapter 3 of Subtitle II of this Title.1 

 

D. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no sales or use tax of any taxing authority shall be levied on any advertising service rendered by an advertising business, including but not limited to advertising agencies, design firms, and print and broadcast media, or any member, agent, or employee thereof, to any client whether or not such service also involves a transfer to the client of tangible personal property. However, a transfer of mass-produced advertising items by an advertising business which manufactures the items itself to a client for the client’s use, which transfer involves the furnishing of minimal services other than manufacturing services by the advertising business shall be a taxable sale or use of tangible personal property; provided that in no event shall tax be levied on charges for creative services which are separately invoiced. 

 

E. No exemption from the state sales and use tax granted after the effective date of this Act and granted pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter or Chapter 2-A of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 shall be applicable to any sales and use tax levied by any local governmental subdivision or school board unless the state exemption specifically provides that it applies to such sales and use tax levies. In the absence of any such specific application of the state exemption to sales and use tax levies of any local governmental subdivision or school board, any state exemption granted pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter or Chapter 2-A of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 shall be applicable only to the levy and collection of the state sales and use tax. 

 

F. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period August 1, 1988 through June 30, 1989, the exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), (G), 305.1, 305.2, 305.3, 305.8, 305.15, 305.20, 305.37, 305.38, and 305.46, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable and of no effect. 

 

G. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991, the exemptions to the two percent tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 39:468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), (G), 47:305.1, 47:305.2, 47:305.3, 47:305.8, 47:305.10, 47:305.14, 47:305.15, 47:305.20, 47:305.37, 47:305.38, and 47:305.46, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect. 

 

H. Notwithstanding any other provisions to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992, the exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), (G), 305.1, 305.2, 305.3, 305.8, 305.10, 305.14, 305.15, 305.20, 305.25(A)(1) and (2), 305.37, 305.38, and 305.46, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect. 

 

I. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1994, the exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), (G), 305.1, 305.2, 305.3, 305.8, 305.10, 305.14, 305.15, 305.20, 305.25(A)(1) and (2), 305.37, 305.38, and 305.46, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect. 

 

J. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, including the provisions of Subsection I of this Section as proposed by House Bill 568 of the 1992 Regular Session,2 the provisions of R.S. 47:305(D)(1)(t) shall remain in effect for the period beginning on July 1, 1992 and ending on June 30, 1994. 

 

K. An additional tax shall be levied as follows: 

 

(1) At the rate of four percent of the sales price of each item or article of tangible personal property when sold at retail in this state; the tax to be computed on gross sales for the purpose of remitting the amount of tax due the state, and to include each and every retail sale. 

 

(2) At the rate of four percent of the cost price of each item or article of tangible personal property when the same is not sold but is used, consumed, distributed, or stored for use or consumption in this state; provided there shall be no duplication of the tax. 

 

(3) The tax levied under this Subsection shall be in addition to the tax levied upon such sales under Subsection A of this Section and any other tax levied under other Sections of this Chapter, and shall be subject to the same definitions, exemptions, tax credits, penalties, and limitations now or hereafter prescribed in this Chapter. 

 

(4) The tax levied under this Subsection shall be paid in lieu of any sales or use tax which would otherwise be levied and collected by a local political jurisdiction of this state. 

 

(5) The tax levied under this Subsection shall be levied and collected only from vendors who qualify as a “dealer” in this state solely by virtue of engaging in regular or systematic solicitation of a consumer market in this state by the distribution of catalogs, periodicals, advertising fliers, or other advertising, or by means of print, radio, or television media, including but not limited to television shopping channels, by mail, telegraphy, telephone, computer database, cable, optic, microwave, or other communication system. A vendor who qualifies as a dealer in this state as provided in R.S. 47:301(4) is prohibited from collecting the tax imposed under this Subsection in lieu of collecting the sales and use tax imposed by a political subdivision of this state which tax is remitted directly to the political subdivision. 

 

(6) The taxes levied under this Subsection shall be collected by the Department of Revenue, advised by a sales and use tax commission consisting of nine members appointed as follows: two members appointed by the Louisiana Municipal Association; two members appointed by the Louisiana School Boards Association; two members appointed by the Police Jury Association of Louisiana; two members appointed by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association; and one member appointed by the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators. The secretary shall assess a collection fee, not to exceed one percent of the proceeds of the tax, as reimbursement for the actual cost of collection of the tax. The department shall keep the commission informed on a regular basis of the collection and distribution of the taxes collected, and the commission shall receive a copy of the executive budget submission of the Local Tax Division of the Board of Tax Appeals. 

 

(7)(a) From the current collections of the tax collected under this Subsection, the secretary shall make the following distributions: 

 

(i) The secretary shall annually provide for an interagency transfer in the amount of one hundred and thirty-two thousand dollars to the Department of State Civil Service, Board of Tax Appeals, to be expended exclusively for the purposes of its Local Tax Division. 

 

(ii) All monies remaining after satisfaction of the requirements of Item (i) of this Subparagraph shall be distributed quarterly to the central local sales and use tax collector or, if none, the parish governing authority according to population. The central local sales and use tax collector or the parish governing authority shall at no charge distribute the tax proceeds received from the secretary to each political subdivision within the parish which levies a sales and use tax or receives a portion of the proceeds of a parishwide sales and use tax levy, in accordance with each such political subdivision’s pro rata share of local sales and use tax receipts collected on all other transactions subject to local sales and use taxes during the most recent state fiscal year for which data is available within thirty days of receipt of the proceeds. 

 

(b) The amount specified in Item (a)(i) of this Paragraph as transferred to the Department of State Civil Service, Board of Tax Appeals, shall be increased by fifty-five thousand dollars on July 1, 2015, by thirty-two thousand dollars on July 1, 2016, and by five thousand dollars on the first day of each of the two subsequent fiscal years. The amounts specified in Subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this Paragraph shall be transferred by the secretary within the first thirty days of each fiscal year and the Department of State Civil Service, Board of Tax Appeals, may retain all funds which are transferred as directed in Subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this Paragraph. 

 

L. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1996, the exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), and (t), and (G), 305.1, 305.2, 305.3, 305.8, 305.10, 305.14, 305.15, 305.20, 305.25(A)(1) and (2), 305.37, 305.38, and 305.46, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect. 

 

M. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1998, the exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), and (t), and (G), 305.1, 305.2, 305.3, 305.8, 305.10, 305.14, 305.15, 305.20, 305.25(A)(1) and (2), 305.37, 305.38, 305.46, and 305.50, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect. 

 

N. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000, the exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), and (t), and (G), 305.1, 305.2, 305.3, 305.8, 305.10, 305.14, 305.15, 305.20, 305.25(A)(1) and (2), 305.37, 305.38, 305.46, and 305.50, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect. 

 

O. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002, the exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), and (t), and (G), 305.1, 305.2, 305.3, 305.8, 305.10, 305.14, 305.15, 305.20, 305.25(A)(1) and (2), 305.37, 305.38, 305.46, and 305.50, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect. 

 

P. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary and specifically notwithstanding any provision enacted during the 2002 Regular Session which makes any sales and use tax exemption inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect, the exemption provided in R.S. 47:305.51 shall be applicable, operable, and effective for the period April 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004. 

 

Q. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2004, the exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), and (t), and (G), 305.1, 305.2, 305.3, 305.8, 305.10, 305.14, 305.15, 305.20, 305.25(A)(1) and (2), 305.37, 305.38, 305.46, and 305.50, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect. 

 

R. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2009, the exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except for those exemptions provided by R.S. 39:467 and 468, R.S. 47:305(A)(1), (B), (D)(1)(f), (j), (k), (l), (m), (s), and (t), and (G), 305.1, 305.2, 305.3, 305.8, 305.10, 305.14, 305.15, 305.20, 305.25(A)(1) and (2), 305.37, 305.38, 305.46, 305.50, and 305.51, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect. 

 

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, the exemption provided for in R.S. 47:305(A)(2) and 305.25(A)(3) shall be applicable, operable, and effective from July 1, 2007. 

 

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary which makes any sales and use tax exemption inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect, the exemption provided in R.S. 47:305(D)(2) shall be applicable, operable, and effective from January 1, 1998. 

 

S. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary and specifically notwithstanding any provision enacted during the 2004 First Extraordinary Session which makes any sales and use tax exemption inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect, the exemption provided in R.S. 47:305.51 shall be applicable, operable, and effective for all taxable periods beginning on or after July 1, 2007. 

 

T. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary and specifically notwithstanding any provision enacted to make any sales and use tax exemption inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect, the exemption provided in R.S. 47:305(A)(5)(b) shall be applicable, operable, and effective from July 1, 2009. 

 

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U. Collection of consumer use tax. It is the duty of the secretary of the Department of Revenue to collect all taxes imposed pursuant to this Chapter and Chapters 2-A and 2-B of this Subtitle which may be due upon the sale by a remote dealer of tangible personal property or services in Louisiana. The secretary is authorized and directed to employ all means available to ensure the collection of the tax in an equitable, efficient, and effective manner. 

 

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U. Collection of consumer use tax. It is the duty of the secretary of the Department of Revenue to collect all taxes imposed pursuant to this Chapter and Chapters 2-A and 2-B of this Subtitle which may be due upon the sale by a remote retailer of tangible personal property or services in Louisiana. The secretary is authorized and directed to employ all means available to ensure the collection of the tax in an equitable, efficient, and effective manner. 

 

V. (1) In addition to the definition of “dealer” as provided in R.S. 47:301(4) for purposes of the consumer use tax, the term “dealer” includes every person who manufactures or produces tangible personal property for sale at retail, for use or consumption, or distribution, or for storage to be used or consumed in a taxing jurisdiction. “Dealer” is further defined to mean: 

 

(a) Any person engaging in business in the taxing jurisdiction which shall mean the solicitation of business through an independent contractor or any other representative pursuant to an agreement with a Louisiana resident or business under which the resident or business, for a commission, referral fee, or other consideration of any kind, directly or indirectly, refers potential customers, whether by link on an internet website, an in-person oral presentation, telemarketing, or otherwise to the seller. If the cumulative gross receipts from sales of tangible personal property to customers in this state who are referred to the person through such an agreement exceeds fifty thousand dollars during the preceding twelve months, the presumption regarding the status of that person as a dealer may be rebutted if the person can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the secretary, that he cannot reasonably be expected to have gross receipts in excess of fifty thousand dollars for the succeeding twelve months. 

 

(b) Any person selling tangible personal property or services, the use of which is taxed pursuant to this Chapter, who: 

 

(i) Sells the same or a substantially similar line of products as a Louisiana retailer under the same or substantially similar business name, using the same trademarks, service marks, or trade names that are the same or substantially similar to those used by the Louisiana retailer. 

 

(ii) Solicits business and develops and maintains a market in Louisiana through an agent, salesman, independent contractor, solicitor, or other representative pursuant to an agreement with a Louisiana resident or business, hereinafter referred to collectively as an “affiliated agent”, under which the affiliated agent, for a commission, referral fee, or other consideration of any kind engages in activities in this state that inure to the benefit of the person in the person’s development or maintenance of a market for its goods or services in the state, to the extent that those activities of the affiliated agent are sufficient to satisfy the nexus requirement of the United States Constitution. For purposes of this Subparagraph, such activities of the affiliated agent shall include referral of potential customers to the person, either directly or indirectly, whether by link on an internet website or otherwise. 

 

(c) In addition to those persons established as dealers according to Subparagraph (b) of this Paragraph, the provisions of this Subsection shall be presumed by a taxing authority to apply to any person who holds a substantial ownership interest, directly or through a subsidiary, in a retailer maintaining sales locations in Louisiana, or to any person who is owned in whole or in substantial part by a retailer maintaining sales locations in Louisiana, or by a parent or subsidiary thereof. For purposes of this Paragraph, “substantial ownership interest” means affiliated persons with respect to each other where one of such persons has an ownership interest of more than five percent, whether direct or indirect, in the other, or where an ownership interest of more than five percent, whether direct or indirect, is held in each of such persons by another person or by a group of other persons which are affiliated persons with respect to each other. 

 

(2) A dealer, as defined in and for the purposes of this Subsection, shall file all applicable sales and use tax returns and remittances through the electronic filing options available for such purposes. Further, such dealer shall specifically collect the tax authorized by Paragraph (K)(5) of this Section. 

 

(3) The provisions of this Subsection holding that certain business activities conducted by certain persons establishes the person as a dealer for the purposes of sales and use tax levied by the state shall not be used in the determination of whether such persons are liable for the payment of income and franchise taxes levied by the state. 

 

W. (1) Nothing in Subsection K of this Section shall prohibit a taxpayer from electing to separately file with the applicable parish sales and use tax collector or central collection commission a use tax return and to remit the correct and full amount of use tax due pursuant to the provisions of all applicable local ordinances, hereinafter referred to as “paid local use tax return”. 

 

(2) If a dealer has withheld and remitted tax for a specific purchase pursuant to the provisions of Subsection K of this Section from a taxpayer who subsequently files a paid use local tax return, the taxpayer may file an annual use tax refund request with the secretary, hereinafter referred to as “refund request”. 

 

(3) A refund request shall be filed in a manner to be determined by the secretary, which may include electronic filing. The refund request may be made once per calendar year, and shall be accompanied by a copy of both of the following: 

 

(a) All relevant paid local use tax returns. 

 

(b) An affidavit affirming that the delivery and use of the taxable property will occur in a parish in which there is no use tax imposed by any local taxing authority, which affidavit has been filed with the local sales and use tax commission established under Paragraph (K)(6) of this Section. 

 

(4) The secretary shall pay any refund due pursuant to this Subsection from current collections of any tax levied pursuant to Subsection K of this Section. 

 

(5) The denial of any refund, or the failure to act within one year of the filing of the refund request, shall be appealable in the same manner as is provided for in R.S. 47:1625. 

 

X. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, including but not limited to any contrary provisions of this Chapter, for the period April 1, 2016 through July 1, 2018, there shall be no exclusions and exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section except for exemptions and exclusions for sales or purchases of the following items and for those items enumerated in Subsection AA of this Section: 

 

(1) Food for home consumption, as defined in R.S. 47:305(D)(1)(n) through (r) on January 1, 2003, as provided in Article VII, Section 2.2 of the Constitution of Louisiana. 

 

(2) Natural gas, as provided in Article VII, Section 2.2 of the Constitution of Louisiana

 

(3) Electricity, as provided in Article VII, Section 2.2 of the Constitution of Louisiana. 

 

(4) Water, as provided in Article VII, Section 2.2 of the Constitution of Louisiana. 

 

(5) Prescription drugs, as provided in Article VII, Section 2.2 of the Constitution of Louisiana. 

 

(6) Gasoline and other motor fuels subject to the state excise tax on fuel. 

 

(7) Sales to the United States government and its agencies, as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(g). 

 

(8) Sales of raw agricultural products, as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(e) and 305(A)(3). 

 

(9) Lease or rentals of railroad rolling stock as provided in R.S. 47:301(4)(k), piggyback trailers as provided in R.S. 47:305.45, and certain trucks and trailers in interstate commerce as provided in R.S. 47:305.50(A) and (B). 

 

(10) Tangible personal property for resale as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(a)(i). 

 

(11) Feed and feed additives for animals held for business purposes as provided in R.S. 47:305(A)(4). 

 

(12) Farm products produced and used by farmers as provided in R.S. 47:305(B). 

 

(13) Sales of fertilizers and containers to farmers as provided in R.S. 47:305(D)(1)(f). 

 

(14) Sales of seeds for planting crops as provided in R.S. 47:305.3. 

 

(15) Sales of pesticides for agricultural purposes as provided in R.S. 47:305.8. 

 

(16) Purchases, use, and lease of manufacturing machinery and equipment as provided in R.S. 47:301(3)(i)(i), (13)(k) and (28)(a). 

 

(17) Sales of materials for further processing as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(c)(i)(aa). 

 

(18) Sale of 50-ton vessels and new component parts and sales of certain materials and services to vessels operating in interstate commerce as provided in R.S. 47:305.1 (A) and (B). 

 

(19) Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program for international visitors as provided in R.S. 51:1301. 

 

(20) Sales of farm equipment used in poultry production as provided in R.S. 47:301(13)(c). 

 

(21) Sales of pharmaceuticals administered to livestock for agricultural purposes as provided in R.S. 47:301(16)(f). 

 

(22) Sales of livestock, poultry and other farm products and sales at public livestock auctions as provided in R.S. 47:305(A)(1) and (2). 

 

(23) Materials used in the production of crawfish and catfish as provided in R.S. 47:305(A)(5) and (6). 

 

(24) First fifty thousand dollars of farm equipment purchases as provided in R.S. 47:305.25. 

 

(25) Fuel used on the farm as provided in R.S. 47:305.37. 

 

(26) Taxation of electrical cooperatives as provided in R.S. 12:425. 

 

(27) Overhaul of naval vessels as provided in R.S. 47:301(7)(c) and (14)(h). 

 

(28) Purchases by state and local governments as provided in R.S. 47:301(8)(c). 

 

(29) Transactions in interstate commerce and tangible personal property imported into this state, or produced or manufactured in this state, for export as provided in R.S. 47:305(E). 

 

(30) Parish councils on aging in R.S. 47:305.66. 

 

(31) Articles traded in on purchases of tangible personal property as provided in R.S. 47:301(13)(a). 

 

(32) A factory built home as provided in R.S. 47:301(16)(g). 

 

Y. The provisions of Subsection X of this Section shall supercede and control to the extent of conflict with any other provision of law. 

 

Z. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection X of this Section, no amount of additional revenue shall be remitted to any tax increment financing district. 

 

AA. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, beginning July 1, 2016, the following specific exclusions and exemptions shall be applicable to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions of this Section: 

 

(1) Sales of room rentals by a camp or retreat facility owned by a nonprofit organization as provided in R.S. 47:301(6)(b). 

 

(2) Sales of room rentals by a homeless shelter as provided in R.S. 47:301(6)(c). 

 

(3) Sales, leases, and rentals of tangible personal property and sales of services necessary to operate free hospitals as provided in R.S. 47:301(7)(e), (10)(p), and (18)(c). 

 

(4) Sales, leases, or rentals of tangible personal property to Boys State of Louisiana, Inc. and Girls State of Louisiana, Inc. as provided in R.S. 47:301(7)(g) and (10)(r). 

 

(5) Sales by nonprofit entities that sell donated goods as provided in R.S. 47:301(8)(f)

 

(6) Isolated or occasional sales of tangible personal property by a person not engaged in such business as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(c)(ii)(bb). 

 

(7) Sales of human tissue transplants as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(d). 

 

(8) Sales of food items by a youth-serving organization chartered by the United States Congress as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(h). 

 

(9) Sales and donations of tangible personal property by food banks as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(j) and (18)(a)(i). 

 

(10) Sales or purchases of fire-fighting equipment by volunteer fire departments as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(o). 

 

(11) Sales to, and leases, rentals, and use of educational materials and equipment used for classroom instruction by parochial and private elementary and secondary schools that comply with the court order from the Dodd Brumfield decision and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as provided in R.S. 47:301(7)(f), (10)(q)(ii), and (18)(e)(ii). 

 

(12) Sales by parochial and private elementary and secondary schools that comply with the court order from the Dodd Brumfield decision and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as provided in R.S. 47:301(10)(q)(i) and (18)(e)(i). 

 

(13) Sales, as provided in R.S. 47:301(14)(b)(i), but only of admissions to athletic and entertainment events held for or by an elementary or secondary school and membership fees or dues of nonprofit, civic associations. 

 

(14) Sales or use of materials used directly in the collection of blood as provided in R.S. 47:301(16)(j). 

 

(15) Sales or use of apheresis kits and leukoreduction filters as provided in R.S. 47:301(16)(k). 

 

(16) Sales or use of orthotic devices, prosthetic devices, hearing aids, eyeglasses, contact lenses, and wheelchairs prescribed by physicians, optometrists, or licensed chiropractors used exclusively by the patient for personal use as provided in R.S. 47:305(D)(1)(k). 

 

(17) Sales or use of ostomy, colostomy, and ileostomy devices and equipment as provided in R.S. 47:305(D)(1)(l). 

 

(18) Sales or use of adaptive driving equipment and motor vehicle modifications prescribed for personal use as provided in R.S. 47:305(D)(1)(u). 

 

(19) Sales of meals by educational institutions, medical facilities, mental institutions, and occasional meals furnished by educational, religious, or medical organizations as provided in R.S. 47:305(D)(2). 

 

(20) Purchase or rental of kidney dialysis machines, parts, materials, and supplies for home use under a physician’s prescription as provided in R.S. 47:305(G). 

 

(21) Sales of admissions to entertainment events by Little Theater organizations as provided in R.S. 47:305.6. 

 

(22) Sales of admissions to musical performances sponsored by nonprofit organizations as provided in R.S. 47:305.7. 

 

(23) Sales of admissions to entertainment events sponsored by domestic nonprofit charitable, religious, and educational organizations as provided in R.S. 47:305.13. 

 

(24) Sales of admissions, parking fees, and sales of tangible personal property at events sponsored by domestic, civic, educational, historical, charitable, fraternal, or religious nonprofit organizations as provided in R.S. 47:305.14(A)(1). 

 

(25) Sales of admissions and parking fees at fairs and festivals sponsored by nonprofit organizations as provided in R.S. 47:305.18. 

 

(26) Purchases of fishing vessels, supplies, fuels, lubricants, and repairs for the vessels of licensed commercial fishermen as provided in R.S. 47:305.20. 

 

(27) Sales of butane, propane, or other liquified petroleum gases for private, residential consumption as provided in R.S. 47:305.39. 

 

(28) Sales and purchases by certain organizations that provide training for blind persons as provided in R.S. 47:305.15. 

 

Amended by Acts 1962, No. 172, § 1; Acts 1968, Ex.Sess., No. 5, § 1; Acts 1978, No. 205, § 2, eff. June 29, 1978; Acts 1987, No. 869, § 1; Acts 1988, No. 842, § 1, eff. Aug. 1, 1988; Acts 1988, 2nd Ex.Sess., No. 11, § 1, eff. Oct. 27, 1988; Acts 1990, No. 155, § 1, eff. July 1, 1990; Acts 1990, No. 386, § 1, eff. July 10, 1990; Acts 1991, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 4, § 1, eff. July 1, 1991; Acts 1992, No. 563, § 1, eff. July 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 926, § 1, eff. July 1, 1992; Acts 1994, No. 18, § 1; Acts 1994, No. 20, § 1, eff. July 1, 1994; Acts 1996, No. 5, § 1, eff. July 1, 1996; Acts 1998, No. 1, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 2000, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 18, § 1, eff. July 1, 2000; Acts 2000, No. 22, § 5, eff. April 1, 2016; Acts 2001, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 5, § 1, eff. Mar. 27, 2001; Acts 2001, No. 1175, § 1, eff. Aug. 2, 2002, and § 3, eff. on date of final judgment substantially limiting or impairing essential elements of §§ 1 or 2; Acts 2002, No. 22, § 1, eff. July 1, 2002; Acts 2002, No. 49, § 1, eff. July 1, 2002; Acts 2003, No. 73, § 1, eff. July 1, 2003; Acts 2004, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 4, § 1, eff. July 1, 2004; Acts 2004, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 5, § 1, eff. July 1, 2004; Acts 2005, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 48, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006; Acts 2007, No. 358, § 3, eff. Aug. 1, 2007; Acts 2007, No. 424, § 1, eff. July 1, 2007; Acts 2007, No. 439, § 1, eff. July 1, 2007; Acts 2007, No. 480, § 1; Acts 2009, No. 455, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 473, § 1, eff. July 9, 2009; Acts 2013, No. 425, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013; Acts 2014, No. 640, § 2, eff. June 12, 2014; Acts 2015, No. 210, § 1, eff. June 23, 2015; Acts 2016, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 9, § 1, eff. April 1, 2016; Acts 2016, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 22, § 1, eff. March 14, 2016; Acts 2016, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 25, § 1, eff. April 1, 2016; Acts 2016, No. 335, § 1, eff. June 5, 2016; Acts 2016, No. 569, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2016, 2nd Ex.Sess., No. 12, § 1, eff. June 28, 2016.

Footnotes

1 R.S. 47:341 et seq.

2 House Bill 568 of the 1992 Regular Session was enacted as Acts 1992, No. 563.