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Louisiana Changes State Forms to Include Parish Exemptions

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In June 2012, Louisiana changed its state form, once again. All prior forms are still valid. The new form, R-1064, has a section for parish sales tax exemptions. The change will both save time and create more work. In the past, you would have had to provide a parish form AND a state exemption form. The new form accommodates both, so you will save some time. Prior to this change, the parish forms normally did not expire. The parish form is now linked to the state certificate, which means it will expire every three years and become part of the certificate process at that time. Visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue web site at The bulletin can be seen at

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21 Responses to Louisiana Changes State Forms to Include Parish Exemptions

  • Posted by Author photo of Susan JaegerSusan Jaeger on December 5, 2014 6:47am:

    Thanks for your questions/comments! While Silvia Aguirre’s very helpful Exemption Certificate blog information is still available – she is no longer posting new items or responding to new comments or questions.
    However – some good news… Andy Johnson and Michael Fleming of Peisner Johnson & Company have taken over the Exemption Certificate blogging activity. If you would like to post an Exemptions Certificate related question – feel free to submit through the comment section in the newest/latest post(s) listed on this linked page.

  • Posted by Shelly on October 21, 2014 1:18am:

    Does Orleans Parish accept the LA Contractor's form R-1020 and LA resale form R-1064 OR an Orleans Parish certificate is required?

  • Posted by Arlean on September 18, 2014 4:17am:

    I am trying to apply for a sales tax exempt certificate for our band booster club, what form do i use or how would i apply for it.

  • Posted by Angela on August 21, 2014 4:17am:

    We just started a manufacturing of crates and pallets company. These will be sold to companies for their shipping needs. Would we be considered tax exempt? If so, how do we file for tax exempt in parish and state. We reside in Louisiana.

  • Posted by tena on August 7, 2014 6:32am:

    Is there a way to get a copy of a past Louisiana Resale Certificate, like from 2012.

  • Posted by Corey on July 22, 2014 3:30am:

    How does the reseller receive a parish exemption number? Do they have to go to each individual parish for that?

    • Posted by Author photo of Silvia AguirreSilvia Aguirre on July 22, 2014 3:59am:

      Good question. Yes, they have to register with each parish where business is being conducted.

  • Posted by Corey on July 22, 2014 3:25am:

    I have a question. I work for a wholesale Medical Supply company and I have a very large DME company that purchases supplies from us. We ship all supplies directly to the patients home and the DME bills their proper insurance provider. This customer is complaining about being charged parish tax. Is our company obligated to charge parish tax or should this customer be exempt from paying parish tax. I was under the impression that only certain parishes in Louisiana accept the state resale cert for parish exemption? Please help me understand this a little better

    • Posted by Author photo of Silvia AguirreSilvia Aguirre on July 22, 2014 3:58am:

      Hello Corey, the good news is that recently Louisiana parishes allow the exemptions to be listed in the state issued certificate. Currently, at the bottom of these new certificates there is a box to enter the name of the Parish and next to it a space for the parish number. If more than one parish needs to be mentioned, we recommend that a list be provided with the names of all parishes and parish numbers. Mainly you want to have this information to prove that your purchaser is registered in such parishes where you are delivering product for them, to be resold. Your purchasers can go to the following Louisiana website to print their most current resale certificate:
      Once they obtain one, they need to sign, date and add the parish of delivery.. or parishes. I hope this helps. Silvia

  • Posted by Cathy on May 9, 2014 4:39am:

    What if we are shipping to 2 different parishes? Do I have to have multiple State Certificates, or can I put multiple parishes on one state form?

    • Posted by Author photo of Silvia AguirreSilvia Aguirre on May 9, 2014 5:33am:

      In the past you would have gotten three certificates, one state and two parish permits, and now you can add a the parish name and permit number for each parish in the state certificate. If many, that you can't fit, add a "see attached" and a list. Hope this helps.

  • Posted by BUTCH on April 2, 2014 3:17am:

    Does Louisiana accept Texas sales tax exemption?
    Does Caddo parish accept Texas sales tax exemption?

    • Posted by Author photo of Silvia AguirreSilvia Aguirre on April 3, 2014 12:34am:

      Louisiana is friendly to accepting other state exemption certificates. The Parish usually follows what the state does. But be aware that Louisiana is what I call a First on Board state, the product needs to be shipped from outside the state for the certificate to be accepted. If the items shipped initiate in Louisiana then a Louisiana certificate is needed. I hope this helps.

  • Posted by Jeff on March 24, 2014 6:59am:

    We have been told by a few customers in certain Parishes that their Parish accepts the State Exemption Certificate in place of a Parish Certificate. Is that true? Is there a list of these Parishes that accept the State Certificate?

    • Posted by Author photo of Silvia AguirreSilvia Aguirre on March 26, 2014 2:34am:

      Hello Jeff, yes, this is true, however, the Parish information needs to be listed/printed/written at the bottom of the state certificate. If you receive the state certificate without this information, then it is not valid. The new regulation makes it easier by allowing one place to have both the state and parish info, rather than two separate documents. I hope this helps.

  • Posted by Amy on March 3, 2014 12:58am:

    I am so confused with parish tax exemption.
    One of my vendor refuses to acknowledge tax exemptions because I cannot provide physical state certificate. I m state exempt but I have no idea about parish. IS that linked or do I have to apply separate?

    • Posted by Author photo of Silvia AguirreSilvia Aguirre on March 11, 2014 5:20am:

      Hello Amy, in Louisiana Parish and State are different jurisdictions and you mush apply for resale/exemption from each. It is uncommon to have an exemption certificate in Louisiana, and usually resale is the exemption that you can obtain a preprinted from the state, that allows you to add the parish exemption/registration number at the bottom.. rather than providing the actual Parish form. Hope this helps!

  • Posted by Jamie on November 19, 2013 3:48am:

    Ok, I have a parish exemption question. There is a customer of our that has the new valid LA Resale Certificate where there is a spot to enter the parish information at the bottom of the page. They principle place of business is in Lafayette, LA, but they're purchasing a drop shipment from our company to St. Charles. If they do not have nexus in St. Charles how should they handle the exemption certificate?

    • Posted by Author photo of Silvia AguirreSilvia Aguirre on December 2, 2013 1:24am:

      Very good question! And I don't think I've encountered this situation with drop shipments within Louisiana. I would suggest that they enter their Lafayette Parish info, and add also St Charles with a note that says no nexus. However, make sure they do not have nexus in St Charles because if they are asking you to drop ship there, it should be for resale. I am assuming the St Charles company has no relation with the Lafayette company. Hope this helps.

  • Posted by Cindy on September 16, 2013 12:22pm:

    I am trying to find a "blanket reale exempt form for Louisiana, Desoto Parish and Caddo Parish to no avail

    • Posted by Author photo of Silvia AguirreSilvia Aguirre on September 25, 2013 3:50am:

      Hi Cindy, there are no blanket forms, Louisiana issues a pre-printed form, here is the web address, hopefully this will help.
      once you get your form, you can add the Desoto or Caddo Parish information at the bottom of the same form.


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