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Rs 47:9 Collection Of Taxes From Nonresident Contractors And Subcontractors; Registration; Bond

§9. Collection of taxes from nonresident contractors and subcontractors; registration; bond

A.(1) To the end that the state of Louisiana and the political subdivisions thereof may receive all taxes due in every instance, including contributions due under the Employment Security Law, contractors and subcontractors who are nonresidents of this state, desiring to engage in, prosecute, follow or carry on the business of contracting as defined in this Section shall register with the secretary of the Department of Revenue for each contract where the total contract price or compensation to be received amounts to more than three thousand dollars. The secretary of the Department of Revenue shall charge a fee for such registration in an amount of ten dollars for each such contract. All such fees received by the secretary of the Department of Revenue shall be deposited with the state treasurer. The state treasurer shall thereupon credit the amount of said fees to the State General Fund.

(2) For the purpose of determining whether a contractor is resident or nonresident under this Section, individuals who have maintained their permanent domiciles in Louisiana for at least one year prior to bidding on work; corporations who have operated permanent business facilities in Louisiana for at least one year prior to bidding on work; and corporations, at least fifty percent of whose outstanding and issued common shares are owned by individuals who have maintained their domiciles in Louisiana for at least one year prior to bidding on work, shall be considered residents and will not be subject to the contract registration and bond requirements of this Section. Partnerships, associations, and other legal entities in which resident corporations or individuals, as defined in this Paragraph, have at least a fifty percent ownership interest shall also be considered residents. All other persons, including individuals, partnerships, corporations, associations, and other legal entities shall be considered nonresidents and shall be subject to the contract registration and bond requirements.

B.(1) Every contractor required to register any contract or contracts, as defined in this Section, shall, before entering into the performance of such contract or contracts, execute and file with the secretary of the Department of Revenue a good and valid bond in a surety company authorized to do business in this state, or with sufficient sureties to be approved by the secretary, conditioned that all taxes, including contributions due under the employment security law and including personal income taxes due from employees which the contractor is required to withhold and remit, which may accrue to the state of Louisiana and all taxes which may accrue to the political subdivisions thereof on account of the execution and performance of such contract or contracts, will be paid when due, and the execution and filing of said bond shall be a condition precedent to commencing work on any contract in this state. Such bond shall be conditioned as hereinabove provided with respect to all contracts to be performed during the current calendar year and shall be in a sum of not less than one thousand dollars. If at any time during the current calendar year the secretary determines that the amount of the above bond is not sufficient to cover the tax liabilities accruing to the state of Louisiana or the political subdivisions thereof for the current calendar year or, upon written request of the employment security division, the secretary shall require such bond to be increased in such sum as the secretary may determine to be proper. When any contractor has fully performed all contracts registered during the current calendar year, the hereinabove required bond may be released by the secretary.

(2) Any contractor who is or becomes subject to the provisions of this Section and every contractor required to register any contract or contracts, as defined in this Section, who contracts with any subcontractor, who also is or becomes subject to the provisions of this Section or is required to register any contract or contracts as defined in this Section, shall withhold sufficient moneys on said contract to guarantee that all taxes, including contributions due under the employment security law and including personal income taxes due from employees which the contractor is required to withhold and remit, which may accrue to the state of Louisiana and all taxes which may accrue to the political subdivisions thereof on account of the execution and performance of such contract or contracts, will be paid when due.

(3) Failure to comply with the provisions of this Section shall render said contractor directly liable for such taxes, contribution, penalties, and interest due from said subcontractor and the secretary shall have all of the remedies of collection against said contractor under the provisions of this Section as though the services in question were performed directly for said contractor.

(4) No state entity, including but not limited to the office of state fire marshal, code enforcement and building safety or local governing authority charged with the responsibility of issuing any permit, license, or certificate necessary for the lawful commencement of any construction contract shall issue such permit, license, or certificate to a nonresident contractor until sufficient evidence is presented by the applicant that he has posted the bond required by this Subsection.

(5) Every person failing to register as required by this Section or to execute the bond herein provided before beginning the performance of any contract shall be denied the right to perform such contract until he complies with such requirements, and the district attorney for any parish in which the contract is to be performed, the employment security division, or the secretary, or the attorney general is hereby authorized to proceed by injunction to prevent any activity in the performance of such contract until such registration is made and such bond is executed and filed, and any temporary injunction enjoining the execution of such contract shall be granted without notice by any judge authorized by law to grant injunctions.

Acts 1968, No. 476, §§1, 2; Acts 1984, No. 479, §1, eff. July 6, 1984; Acts 1985, No. 618, §1; Acts 1986, No. 917, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1987; Acts 1997, No. 658, §2; Acts 1997, No. 1187, §2.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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