EBR 0.5% Sales Tax Increase Effective April 1st

The East Baton Rouge Parish Finance Department is alerting businesses that the sales and use tax rate within the parish will increase by 0.5% parish-wide. This will be effective for taxable sales or purchases occurring on or after April 1, 2019. The increase is due to last year’s vote that approved the MoveBR transportation plan. The new tax increases combined state and parish rates to 10.45% in the Baker and Central areas and to 9.95% elsewhere.

For reference, you can view official rates by district at www.brla.gov/738/Tax-Rates .

If you are unsure of your district, refer to your sales tax registration or most recent return. The parish has a map of the districts available through its GIS portal at https://ebrgis.maps.arcgis.com , clicking “Business and Financial.” If you have any questions about these changes, please contact us at 225-927-6811.

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Carley Cryer