§305.43. Exclusions and exemptions; nonprofit organizations dedicated to the conservation of fish or migratory waterfowl; nature of exemption; limitations; qualifications
A. The sales and use taxes imposed by R.S. 47:302, R.S. 47:321, and R.S. 47:331 shall not apply to any sales made by a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the conservation of fish or the migratory waterfowl of the North American Continent and to the preservation and conservation of wetland habitat of such waterfowl, when the entire proceeds, except for the necessary expenses connected therewith, are used in furtherance of the organization's exempt purpose. The exemption provided herein shall not apply to any event intended to yield a profit to the promoter or to any individual contracted to provide services or equipment, or both, for the event.
B. Purchases by any organization qualifying hereunder shall be exempt from the payment of any sales or use taxes imposed by the state and its political subdivisions.
C. This Section shall not be construed to exempt sales or purchases made in connection with regular commercial ventures of any type such as bookstores, restaurants, gift shops, commercial flea markets, or similar activities that are sponsored by organizations qualifying hereunder which are in competition with retail merchants.
D. Sponsorship of any event by any organization applying for an exemption hereunder must be genuine. Sponsorship shall not be genuine in any case in which exemption from taxation is a major consideration leading to such sponsorship.
E. An exemption certificate must be obtained from the secretary of the Department of Revenue, under such regulations as he shall prescribe, in order for a nonprofit organization to qualify for the exemption provided in this Section.
Acts 1985, No. 835, §1. H.C.R. No. 55, 1986 R.S.; Acts 1998, No. 28, §1, eff. July 1, 1998.