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Finance Department

222 Saint Louis St.
Room 439
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 389-3061 Office
(225) 389-5673 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Marsha Hanlon
Director
Finance@brgov.com
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Mission Statement

To foster and preserve public trust and confidence through innovative and responsible financial management systems that ensure delivery of efficient, effective services responsive to the needs of the citizens in accordance with the best-recognized principles of governmental finance.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are businesses with internet sales required to collect sales tax on their sales?

Generally, businesses with internet sales are not required to collect tax on those internet sales. However, if the business has a presence in East Baton Rouge Parish or delivers into East Baton Rouge Parish in its own trucks, it should register for and collect East Baton Rouge Parish sales tax on the sales it makes to East Baton Rouge Parish customers.

When are sales taxes due?

The due date for all registered filers is the 1st of the month in which the tax is due. A return is considered delinquent after the 20th of the same month. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, the return must be postmarked by the next work day to be considered paid on time.

Which date is used to determine if a return is paid on time?

The U.S. Post Office postmark is used to determine if a return is paid on time.

If I do not have any sales or purchases for a certain month, do I still need to file a sales tax return?

Yes. A return is required to be filed even though you have no sales within the jurisdiction. Please indicate on the return the number "0" in the appropriate columns.

How do I obtain local sales tax forms?

There are several ways to obtain the Sales and Use Tax Report form.  You may call the Revenue Division, Taxpayer Assistance Section, at (225) 389-3084 to request that a form be mailed to you, you may submit an online request for a packet of blank forms to be mailed, or you can access a pdf version of the form online on our Tax Forms page.

Forms may also be picked up at the Revenue Division's offices located in the Governmental Building, Room 404, at 222 St. Louis Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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