§309.1. Sales in Louisiana of tangible personal property and taxable services by a dealer or
remote retailer; the provision of lists, notices, and statements by a dealer or remote
A. Listing of sales. Any dealer selling property or services, the aggregate value per
sale of which exceeds two hundred fifty dollars, to residents of this state, where the property
is delivered into this state or the beneficial use of the service occurs in this state, shall, upon
request of the secretary, provide a list of such sales to the secretary of the Department of
Revenue. The list shall include the names and addresses of the purchasers and the amount
of the sale. The secretary shall pay to any dealer furnishing a list under this Section, an
amount equal to the reasonable cost of reproducing the list.
B. Definitions. As used in this Section, the following words and phrases have the
following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) "Louisiana purchaser" or "purchaser" means a person who purchases tangible
personal property or taxable services in a transaction with a remote retailer for property or
a service that is delivered for use or benefit in Louisiana, and no Louisiana sales and use tax
was collected or paid on the transaction.
(2) "Remote retailer" or "retailer" means a retailer that purposefully avails itself in
any way of the benefits of an economic market in Louisiana or who has any other minimum
contacts with the state and who meets all of the following criteria:
(a) Is not required by applicable law, ordinance, or regulation to register as a dealer
in Louisiana, and thus is not otherwise required to collect Louisiana sales and use taxes.
(b) Makes retail sales of tangible personal property or taxable services where the
property is delivered into Louisiana or the beneficial use of the service occurs in Louisiana,
and the cumulative annual gross receipts for the retailer and its affiliates from those sales
exceeds fifty thousand dollars per calendar year.
(c) Does not collect and remit Louisiana sales and use tax with respect to their retail
sales in this state, including the tax imposed under R.S. 47:302(K).
(3) "Secretary" means the secretary of the Department of Revenue.
C. Notification of purchaser. (1) At the time of sale, the remote retailer shall notify
the Louisiana purchaser that the purchase is subject to Louisiana use tax unless it is
specifically exempt, and that there is no exemption specifically based on the fact that a
purchase is made over the internet, by catalog, or by other remote means. Further, the sale
notice shall include a statement that Louisiana law requires that use tax liability be paid
annually on the individual income tax return, or through other means as may be required by
administrative rule by the secretary in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act,
hereinafter referred to as "administrative rule".
(2) By January thirty-first of each year, a remote retailer shall send to each Louisiana
purchaser who has purchased property or services from the retailer in the immediately
preceding calendar year an annual notice containing the total amount paid by the purchaser
for purchases in that preceding calendar year, and other information required by the secretary
as established through administrative rule. If available, the annual notice shall include a
listing of the dates and amounts of purchasers, and if known by the retailer, whether the
property or service is exempt from sales and use taxes. The annual notice shall clearly
disclose the name of the retailer and shall state that Louisiana use tax may be due on the
purchases made from the retailer and that Louisiana law requires the payment of an
individual's use tax liability on the individual income tax return or through other means as
may be required by administrative rule. The notification shall be sent by first class mail,
certified mail, or electronically at the purchaser's choice and shall not be included with any
other shipment or mailing from the retailer. Further, the exterior of the envelope in which
the notice is sent shall include the words "IMPORTANT TAX DOCUMENT ENCLOSED".
D. Annual statement submitted by remote retailer. By March first of each year a
remote retailer who made retail sales of tangible personal property or taxable services to
Louisiana purchasers in the immediately preceding calendar year shall file with the secretary
an annual statement for each purchaser which includes the total amount paid by the purchaser
to that retailer in the immediately preceding calendar year. Under no circumstances shall
the statement contain detail as to specific property or services purchased, but it shall include
the total amount paid. The statement shall be submitted on forms to be developed and
provided by the secretary. The secretary is authorized to require the electronic filing of
statements by a remote retailer who had sales in Louisiana in excess of one hundred thousand
dollars in the immediately preceding calendar year.
E. Powers and Duties of the secretary. In addition to the powers and duties of the
secretary established under Chapter 18 of Subtitle II of this Title, the secretary may, by
subpoena, compel witnesses and the production of documents for purposes of enforcement
of the requirements of this Section relative to the required notices and annual statements
concerning taxable transactions occurring in Louisiana which involve a remote retailer. The
secretary may also seek letters rogatory when appropriate for the enforcement of this Section.
If the retailer fails to respond to the subpoena, the secretary may request that the subpoena
be enforced on the order of a court.
F. Jurisdiction. Any dealer or remote retailer selling property or services to residents
of this state, where the property is delivered into this state or the beneficial use of the service
occurs in this state, is considered to have consented to the jurisdiction of the courts of
Louisiana and the Board of Tax Appeals for the exclusive purpose of enforcing this Section.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, service of process upon dealers
subject to this Section may be made by service outside this state in the same manner provided
for service within this state with the same force and effect as though service had been made
within this state.
G. Rules. The secretary may establish specific procedures and requirements
concerning purchaser notifications and the filing of annual statements through rules
promulgated in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
Acts 1986, No. 734, §1, eff. July 8, 1986; Acts 1997, No. 658, §2; Acts 2016, No.
569, §1, eff. July 1, 2017.