Calcasieu Parish

LATA Member

Effective 1/1/2011:
Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Police Jury Law Enforcement City/Town Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Balance of Parish Outside Ward 1 A 2.00% 2.50% 0.75% - 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Lake Charles B 2.00% - 0.75% 2.25% 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%
Sulphur C 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Iowa D 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Dequincy E 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Vinton F 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Westlake G 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Balance of Parish Inside Ward 1 H 3.50% 1.00% 0.75% - 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%

Effective 10/1/2006 through 12/31/2010:

Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Police Jury Law Enforcement City/Town Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Balance of Parish Outside Ward 1 A 2.00% 2.25% 0.75% - 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%
Lake Charles B 2.00% - 0.75% 2.25% 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%
Sulphur C 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Iowa D 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Dequincy E 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Vinton F 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Westlake G 2.00% - 0.75% 2.50% 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%
Balance of Parish Inside Ward 1 H 3.50% 1.00% 0.75% - 5.25% 4.00% 9.25%

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: John Collins, 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 2010: 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 Complimentary Room Rate: Effective 7/1/2013
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 $77.00. This rate affects tax on complimentary rooms owned or operated by racetracks and riverboat casinos.

Calcasieu Parish Complimentary Room Rate Increase: Effective 7/1/2012
The applicable room rate for complimentary rooms on Schedule B of the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Hotel-Motel Tax Report has decreased by $2.00. The old room rate was $79.00. The new room rate is $77.00. This change affects tax on complimentary rooms owned or operated by racetracks and riverboat casinos.

Calcasieu Parish Sales Tax Rate Increase: Effective 1/1/2011
Sales tax rate for Column A (Balance of Parish Outside Ward 1) has increased by 0.25%. The old rate was 5.00%. The new rate is 5.25%.
Links
Forms
Sales and Use Tax Report (Effective 1/1/2011)
Sales and Use Tax Report (Effective 10/1/06)
Application for Cancer Drugs Exemption Certificate
Claim for Refund of Taxes Paid including Credit Memos
Procedures for Filing for Credit or Claim for Refund
Hotel - Motel Tax Return
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