A. Individuals who are blind and their widows or orphans. License taxes levied by
this Chapter shall not apply to individuals who are blind, who are exempted from license
taxes by R.S. 23:3031 through 3033. The exemption provided by this Subpart shall apply
only where the business is conducted by any individual who is blind exclusively for his own
support or the support of his family.
B. Artists and craftsmen. Any occupational license tax imposed on retail dealers not
having a fixed place of business shall not apply to Louisiana artists and craftsmen who
display their own original art and handicraft for sale at functions sponsored by nonprofit
C. Nonprofit organizations. (1) The occupational license tax required by this
Chapter shall not apply to those qualified nonprofit organizations which are exempt from the
collection of sales and use taxes under the provisions of R.S. 47:305.14 or from the payment
of federal income taxes under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
(2) This Subsection shall not be construed to exempt museums, menageries, circuses,
or other traveling shows from the license required by R.S. 47:359(H) unless all of the
proceeds from such shows are used for charitable, educational, or religious purposes of the
sponsoring qualified nonprofit organizations. It is the intention of this Subsection to exempt
such traveling shows where its entire proceeds, except for necessary expenses connected
therewith, are used for the charitable, educational, and religious purposes of the sponsoring
qualified nonprofit organization.
D. Wholesale dealers in certain alcoholic beverages. There shall be no license tax
imposed, assessed, or collected under the provisions of this Chapter on any person engaged
in the business of selling at wholesale, malt, vinous, spirituous, alcoholic, or intoxicating
liquor containing more than six per centum of alcohol by volume, and beer, porter, ale, fruit
juices, and wine containing more than one-half per centum of alcohol by volume.
E. Other exempted businesses. (1) Banks, homestead and building and loan
associations, editors, cooperative-owned bank service companies, over-the-air broadcasters,
as defined by the Federal Communications Commission, publishers, clerks, laborers,
ministers of religion, school teachers, graduated trained nurses, those engaged in agricultural
or horticultural pursuits, those operating sawmills, and corporations organized and operated
for the purpose of lending money to farmers for production purposes, the stock of which is
owned by farmer members and employees of such corporations, shall be exempted from any
provisions of this Chapter.
(2) For purposes of this Subsection, "bank service company" shall mean either of the
(a) Any corporation which is organized to perform services authorized by 12 U.S.C.
1861 et seq., and all of the capitol stock of which is owned by one or more insured banks.
(b) Any limited liability company which is organized to perform services authorized
by 12 U.S.C. 1861 et seq., and all of the members of which are one or more insured banks.
F. Manufacturers. Manufacturers shall be exempted from any provisions of this
Chapter; however, manufacturers who sell their manufactured articles at retail shall be
subject to the payment of a license tax on such retail sales as fixed by this Chapter.
G. Persons with disabilities. There shall be no license tax imposed, assessed, or
collected under the provisions of this Chapter on any person who is disabled to the extent
that he is home-bound, confined to a bed or wheelchair, requires the aid and attendance of
another person, and is unable to enter the normal work force.
H. Minors. There shall be no license tax imposed, assessed, or collected under the
provisions of this Chapter on any minor engaging in business with sales of less than five
hundred dollars per year.
Amended by Acts 1962, No. 351, §1; Acts 1986, No. 1017, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1987; Acts
1988, No. 638, §1; Acts 1988, No. 752, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1989; Acts 1989, No. 709, §1; Acts
1991, No. 259, §1; Acts 2004, No. 703, §1, eff. July 6, 2004; Acts 2010, No. 939, §9, eff.
July 1, 2010; Acts 2014, No. 811, §25, eff. June 23, 2014; Acts 2016, No. 198, §1.