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Rs 47:331 Imposition Of Tax

CHAPTER 2-B. ADDITIONAL SALES AND USE TAX;

USE TAX ON LIMESTONE AGGREGATE

NOTE: See H.C.R. No. 8, 2015 R.S., re: suspension of exemptions.

§331. Imposition of tax

A. In addition to the tax levied by R.S. 47:302(A) and collected under the provisions

of Chapter 2 of Subtitle II of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, there is

hereby levied an additional 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 in Chapter 2 of Subtitle II of Title 47 of the Louisiana

Revised Statutes of 1950; the levy of said tax to be as follows:

(1) At the rate of ninety-seven one hundredths of one percentum 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 to the state, and

to include each and every retail sale.

(2) At the rate of ninety-seven one hundredths of one percentum 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 that there shall

be no duplication of the tax.

B. In addition to the tax levied by R.S. 47:302(B) and collected under the provisions

of Chapter 2 of Subtitle II of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, 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 by said Chapter 2 of Subtitle II of Title 47 of the Louisiana

Revised Statutes of 1950; the levy of said tax to be as follows:

(1) At the rate of ninety-seven one hundredths of one percentum of the gross

proceeds derived from the lease or rental of tangible personal property, as defined in Chapter

2 of Subtitle II of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, where the lease or

rental of such property is in an established business, or part of an established business, or the

same is incidental or germane to the business.

(2) At the rate of ninety-seven one hundredths of one percentum of the monthly lease

or rental price paid by a lessee or rentee, or contracted or agreed to be paid by a lessee or

rentee to the owner of the tangible personal property.

C. In addition to the tax levied on sales of services by R.S. 47:302(C) and collected

under the provisions of Chapter 2 of Subtitle II of this Title, there is hereby levied a tax upon

all sales of services in this state, as defined by Chapter 2 of Subtitle II of this Title, at the rate

of ninety-seven one hundredths of one percent of the amounts paid or charged for such

services. The tax levied by this Section shall not apply to the furnishing of interstate

telecommunications services or international telecommunications services, as both of those

terms are defined in Chapter 2 of Subtitle II of this Title.

D. The tax levied herein shall be collected from the dealer, and/or wholesaler as

provided for and as defined by Chapter 2 of Subtitle II of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised

Statutes of 1950; shall be paid at the time and in the manner provided by said Chapter; shall

be in addition to all other taxes, whether levied in the form of sales, excise, license, or

privilege taxes; and shall be in addition to taxes levied under the provisions of Chapter 3 of

Subtitle II of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

E. Repealed by Acts 1994, No. 17, §2, eff. July 1, 1995. Acts 1994, 3d Ex. Sess.,

No. 4, §2, eff. Sept. 1, 1994, repealed §2 of Act No. 17, making the repeal of §331(E)

effective Sept. 1, 1994.

F. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the period July 10,

1990 through June 30, 1991, the exemptions to the tax levied by this Section, except for the

exemptions provided in 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, 305.37, 305.38,

305.46, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperative, and of no effect.

G. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the period July

1, 1991 through June 30, 1992, the exemptions to the tax levied by this Section, except for

the exemptions provided in 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, 305.46, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of

no effect.

H. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the period July

1, 1992 through June 30, 1994, the exemptions to the tax levied by this Section, except for

the exemptions provided in 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, 305.46, and R.S. 51:1787, shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of

no effect.

I. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, including the

provisions of Subsection H of this Section, as proposed by House Bill 568 of the 1992

Regular Session, 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.

J. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the period July 1,

1994 through June 30, 1996, the exemptions to the tax levied by this Section, except for the

exemptions provided in 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.

K. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the period July

1, 1996 through June 30, 1998, the exemptions to the tax levied by this Section, except for

the exemptions provided in 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.

L. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the period July 1,

1998 through June 30, 2000, the exemptions to the tax levied by this Section, except for the

exemptions provided in 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.

M. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the period July

1, 2000 through June 30, 2002, the exemptions to the tax levied by this Section, except for

the exemptions provided in 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 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.

O.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for the period July

1, 2002 through June 30, 2004, the exemptions to the tax levied by this Section, except for

the exemptions provided in 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.

(2)(a) For the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003, the sales and use tax levied

by this Section on food for home consumption and on utilities shall be reduced by ten percent

of the sales and use tax rate in effect in this Section on June 30, 2002.

(b) For the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, the sales and use tax levied

by this Section on food for home consumption and on utilities shall be reduced by twenty

percent of the sales and use tax rate in effect in this Section on June 30, 2002.

(c) For purposes of this Paragraph, the term "food for home consumption" shall mean

that term as defined in R.S. 47:305(D)(1)(n) through (r) and the term "utilities" shall mean

sales of steam, water, electric power, or energy and natural gas.

P.(1) For the period July 1, 2004, through April 1, 2019, the exemptions to the tax

levied by this Section for sales of steam, water, electric power, or energy, and natural gas

shall be inapplicable, inoperable, and of no effect as to the tax levied by this Section.

(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.

Q. Notwithstanding any other provision of the 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 through March 31, 2016, and for all

taxable periods on and after April 1, 2019.

R. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary and specifically

notwithstanding any provision which is 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.

S. 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, 2016, the following exclusions and exemptions to the tax levied pursuant to the provisions

of this Section shall be the exclusive list of allowable exemptions and exclusions.

(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) Fuel that is subject to the road-use excise tax, as provided in Article VII, Section

27 of the Constitution of Louisiana.

(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).

T. The provisions of Subsection S of this Section shall supercede and control to the

extent of conflict with any other provision of law.

U. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection S of this Section, no amount of

additional revenue shall be remitted to any tax increment financing district.

Acts 1984, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 13, §1, eff. March 27, 1984, S.C.R. No. 148, 1984 R.S;

H.C.R. No. 68, 1985 R.S.; S.C.R. No. 76, 1986 R.S.; H.C.R. 163, 1988 R.S.; Acts 1988 No.

988, §1, eff. July 27, 1988; HCR No. 160 of 1989 R.S., eff. July 1, 1989; HCR No. 1 of 1989

2d E.S., eff. July 1, 1989; Acts 1990, No. 386, §1, eff. July 10, 1990; Acts 1990, No. 1038,

§2; Acts 1991, 1st E.S., 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. 17, §2, eff. Sept. 1, 1994;

Acts 1994, No. 20, §1, eff. July 1, 1994; Acts 1996, No. 5, §3, eff. July 1, 1996; Acts 1998,

No. 1, §1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 18, §1, eff. July 2, 2000; Acts

2000, No. 22, §3, eff. April 1, 2004; Acts 2000, No. 22, §4, eff. April 1, 2016; Acts 2001,

1st Ex. Sess., No. 5, §1, eff. March 27, 2001; Acts 2001, No. 1175, §§1 and 3 (conditional

eff. dates – see notes below); Acts 2002, No. 22, §1, eff. July 1, 2002 ; Acts 2002, No. 49,

§1, eff. July 1, 2002; Acts 2004, 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, §4, 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. 471, §2, 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; H.C.R. No.

8, 2015 R.S.; Acts 2016, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 9, §1, eff. April 1, 2016; Acts 2016, 1st Ex. Sess.,

No. 25, §1, eff. April 1, 2016.

NOTE: Section 5 of Acts 2001, No. 1175, provides that "The intent of this

Act is to amend Louisiana law so that it conforms to the federal Mobile

Telecommunications Sourcing Act, P.L. 106-252, codified at 4 U.S.C.

Sections 116 through 126. If it is determined by the legislative oversight

committees of the Department of Revenue, which are set forth in R.S.

49:968, that a court of competent jurisdiction has entered a final judgment on

the merits that (1) is based on federal or state law; (2) is no longer subject to

appeal; and (3) substantially limits or impairs the essential elements of

Section 1 or 2 of this Act, then the provisions enacted by such Sections shall

be repealed, and Sections 3 and 4 of this Act shall be effective, all as of the

date of entry of such judgment."

NOTE: See H.C.R. No. 8, 2015 R.S., re: suspension of exemptions.

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