§362. Special provisions
A. No municipality or parish shall levy a license tax upon any person engaged in the business of contractor, as defined in this Chapter, either upon a cost plus basis or upon other than a cost plus basis, except the governing authority of the municipality or parish in which is located the principal place of business of such contractor within the state as designated by the contractor. The maximum license tax paid by contractors licensed as required by this Subsection shall not exceed seven hundred fifty dollars.
B. The tax shall be computed on the basis of the schedules contained in this Chapter according to the physical location of each place of business without regard to the location where the actual sale takes place or where a product or service is delivered or performed.
C. For lessors with a place of business in this state, the tax shall be computed on the basis of the schedules contained in this Chapter according to the physical location of such business without regard to the location where the leased property is situated within this state.
D. A person engaged in the business of operating a railroad for the transportation of freight or passengers shall be deemed to be carrying on but one business, and to have only one place of business which shall be the place where the general office within the state as designated by such person is located.
E. Nothing in this Chapter is intended to levy a tax on those receipts subject to the tax under the provisions of R.S. 22:833.
F. Under the provisions of this Chapter, no occupational license tax totaling more than fifty dollars levied against a small business will increase more than twenty-five percent in the first year over the occupational license tax it paid under the schedules or classifications used in 1985. Small business shall be defined as any person who employs fifteen full-time persons or less per business establishment and which has two million dollars or less in gross annual sales or receipts. Any person not paying an occupational license tax in 1985 shall pay according to the appropriate schedule or classification in this Chapter.
Added by Acts 1978, No. 610, §1. Amended by Acts 1981, No. 763, §1; Acts 1986, No. 1017, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1987; Acts 1988, No. 752, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1989; Acts 2008, No. 415, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.
NOTE: SEE ACTS 1986, NO. 1017, §3, AND ACTS 1986, 1ST EX. SESS., NO. 18, §1.
NOTE: SEE ACTS 1988, NO. 752, §3 REGARDING EFFECTIVE DATE.