Calcasieu Parish

LATA Member

Effective 7/1/2016:
Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Police Jury Law Enforcement City/Town EDD Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Balance of Parish Outside Ward 1 A 2.50% 2.50% 0.75% - - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Lake Charles B 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Sulphur C 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Iowa D 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Dequincy E 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Vinton F 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Westlake G 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Balance of Parish Inside Ward 1 H 4.00% 1.00% 0.75% - - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Hope EDD I 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% 2.00% 7.75% 5.00% 12.75%
Opelram EDD J 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% 2.00% 7.75% 5.00% 12.75%
Executive EDD K 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% 2.00% 7.75% 5.00% 12.75%


Effective 4/1/2016 through 06/30/2016:
Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Police Jury Law Enforcement City/Town EDD Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Balance of Parish Outside Ward 1 A 2.50% 2.50% 0.75% - - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Lake Charles B 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Sulphur C 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Iowa D 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Dequincy E 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Vinton F 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Westlake G 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Balance of Parish Inside Ward 1 H 4.00% 1.00% 0.75% - - 5.75% 5.00% 10.75%
Hope EDD I 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% 2.00% 7.75% 5.00% 12.75%
Opelram EDD J 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% 2.00% 7.75% 5.00% 12.75%


Effective 1/1/2016 through 3/31/2016:
Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Police Jury Law Enforcement City/Town EDD Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Balance of Parish Outside Ward 1 A 2.50% 2.50% 0.75% - - 5.75% 4.00% 9.75%
Lake Charles B 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 4.00% 9.75%
Sulphur C 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 4.00% 9.75%
Iowa D 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 4.00% 9.75%
Dequincy E 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 4.00% 9.75%
Vinton F 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 4.00% 9.75%
Westlake G 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% - 5.75% 4.00% 9.75%
Balance of Parish Inside Ward 1 H 4.00% 1.00% 0.75% - - 5.75% 4.00% 9.75%
Hope EDD I 2.50% - 0.75% 2.50% 2.00% 7.75% 4.00% 11.75%


Contact Information
Physical Address:
2439 Sixth Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 2050
Lake Charles, LA 70602

Phone: (337) 217-4280
Fax: (337) 217-4281
Email: Kimberly Tyree, Director of Sales Tax
Website: Calcasieu Parish School System Sales and Use Tax Department
Office Hours & Holidays
Normal Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Summer Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00 pm

Holidays:
New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday (Easter), Mardi Gras (Monday & Tuesday), Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Election Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Christmas/New Year's holiday period is two weeks inclusive of Christmas and New Year's Day. Office is closed the entire week of Thanksgiving.
Notices
Calcasieu Parish New Economic Development District: Effective 7/1/2016
The new Executive Economic Development District will levy an additional 2% sales and use tax and a 2% hotel occupancy tax effective July 1, 2016. Map showing the district boundaries is on the parish website.

Calcasieu Parish New Economic Development District: Effective 4/1/2016
The new Opelram Economic Development District will levy an additional 2% sales and use tax and a 2% hotel occupancy tax effective April 1, 2016. Map showing the district boundaries is on the parish website.

Calcasieu Parish Sales Tax Rate Increase: Effective 1/1/2016
Sales tax rate for Column B (City of Lake Charles) has increased by 0.25%. The old rate was 5.50%. The new rate is 5.75%. Also the new Hope Economic Development District will levy a 2% sales tax and a 2% hotel occupancy tax effective 1/1/2016.

Calcasieu Parish Complimentary Room Rate: Effective 7/1/2015
The applicable room rate for complimentary rooms on Schedule B of the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Hotel-Motel Tax Report remains the same as it has been for the past year. The room rate is $83.00. This rate affects tax on complimentary rooms owned or operated by racetracks and riverboat casinos.
Links
Forms
Sales and Use Tax Report with Instructions (Effective 7/1/2016)
Sales and Use Tax Report with Instructions (Effective 4/1/2016 through 6/30/2016)
Sales and Use Tax Report with Instructions (Effective 1/1/2016 through 3/31/2016)
Sales and Use Tax Report with Instructions (Effective 7/1/2015 through 12/31/2015)
Sales and Use Tax Report (Effective 1/1/2011)
Hotel - Motel Tax Return (Effective 7/1/2016)
Hotel - Motel Tax Return (Effective 4/1/2016 through 6/30/2016)
Hotel - Motel Tax Return (Effective 1/1/2016 through 3/31/2016)
Hotel - Motel Tax Return (Effective through 12/31/2015)
Application for Cancer Drugs Exemption Certificate
Claim for Refund of Taxes Paid including Credit Memos
Procedures for Filing for Credit or Claim for Refund
Parish Sales & Use Tax Ordinances
Please contact the parish for a copy of the sales & use tax ordinances.
Parish Optional Exemptions
Please contact the parish for information regarding optional exemptions.
Audit Information
Please contact the parish for audit information.
Frequently Asked Questions