Jefferson Davis Parish

LATA Member

Effective 7/1/2014

Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Law Enforc. City/Town Sales Tax District Road District Jail Maint. Tax Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Balance of Parish A 2.00% 0.50% - - 2.00% 0.50% 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%
Jennings B 2.00% 0.50% 2.00% 0.50% - 0.50% 5.50% 4.00% 9.50%
Lake Arthur C 2.00% 0.50% 2.50% - - 0.50% 5.50% 4.00% 9.50%
Welsh D 2.00% 0.50% 2.00% - - 0.50% 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%
Elton E 2.00% 0.50% 2.00% - - 0.50% 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%
Fenton F 2.00% 0.50% 2.00% - - 0.50% 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%
Balance of Parish inside Sales Tax District 1 G 2.00% 0.50% - 0.50% 2.00% 0.50% 5.50% 4.00% 9.50%


Effective through 6/30/2014

Jurisdiction Name Column School Board Law Enforcement City/Town Sales Tax District Road District Combined Local Rate State Rate Total Rate
Balance of Parish A 2.00% 0.50% - - 2.00% 4.50% 4.00% 8.50%
Jennings B 2.00% 0.50% 2.00% 0.50% - 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%
Lake Arthur C 2.00% 0.50% 2.50% - - 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%
Welsh D 2.00% 0.50% 2.00% - - 4.50% 4.00% 8.50%
Elton E 2.00% 0.50% 2.00% - - 4.50% 4.00% 8.50%
Fenton F 2.00% 0.50% 2.00% - - 4.50% 4.00% 8.50%
Balance of Parish inside Sales Tax District 1 G 2.00% 0.50% - 0.50% 2.00% 5.00% 4.00% 9.00%

Contact Information
Physical Address:
203 E. Plaquemine Street
Jennings, LA 70546

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1161
Jennings, LA 70546-1161

Phone: (337) 824-2744
Fax: (337) 824-7996
Email: John Blank, Jr. (J.C.), Administrator
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 3:30 pm

Holidays (subject to change each year):
New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Mardi Gras (Monday & Tuesday), Good Friday (Easter), Spring Break (one week) Independence Day, Labor Day, Fair Day (1st Friday of October), Thanksgiving week, Christmas (two weeks)
Notices
Effective July 1, 2014

On May 3, 2014 the voters of Jefferson Davis Parish, passed a ½ cent Police Jury Jail Maintenance sales and use tax to be used for maintaining and operating jail facilities, including both movable and immovable property, owned or used by the Police Jury. The tax will become effective July 1, 2014.

The sales tax encompasses all of Jefferson Davis Parish. The increase in local tax is to be applied to the collection of the sale, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and sale of services in the parish. All businesses located in Jefferson Davis Parish should make arrangements to have their cash registers reprogrammed for July 1, 2014. All businesses with transactions occurring in Jefferson Davis Parish should increase their rates by 1/2% effective July 1, 2014.

The rate for Jefferson Davis Parish will be 9.0% or 9.5% respectively (State & Local). The local rates will reflect on the Jefferson Davis Parish tax return as follows: column A – 5.0%; column B – 5.5%; column C – 5.5%; column D – 5.0%, column E – 5.0%; column F – 5.0%; and column G – 5.5%. Any questions pertaining to the new sales tax should be directed to this office by mail at the above address, by phone at (337) 824-2744, or by email at john.blank@jdpsbk12.org.

New forms will be mailed to all taxpayers by August 5, 2014. If you are using computer generated forms and have elected not to receive the preprinted forms, please contact this office so that a form can be made available to you. Also the new forms will be posted on the LATA web site at www.laota.com. Please inform your software providers of the change so that they can make the necessary corrections. Should they have questions, please have them contact this office.

Sincerely,
John C. Blank, Jr., CTA
Tax Collector/Auditor
Links
Forms
Sales & Use Tax Report (Effective 7/1/2014)
Sales & Use Tax Report (Effective through 6/30/2014)
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
Audit Firm Name First Year Contracted
Gary W. Lambert Company    -
Broussard Partners -
Driskell and Associates -
Acadian Professional Services -
Frequently Asked Questions