HB 10 Signed by Gov. Edwards is Now ACT 1.
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HB 10 by Rep. Davis was signed by Govt. Edwards and is now ACT 1. This Act was made effective July 1, 2018. The sales tax starting July 1, 2018 will be 4.45 percent.

Details of HB 10:

  • Business utilities are taxed at 2% in lieu of 4.45%
  • Installation charges are exempt (0%)
  • Manufacturing machinery and equipment sales tax are exempt (0%)
  • .45% sales tax will sunset on June 30, 2025.
  • EFFECTIVE July 1, 2018.
Louisiana sales at retail, taxable use and rentals of tangible personal as well as taxable services will be subject to this tax rate. The bill also removes various exemptions by listing items that remain exempt or will become exempt. These items include, but are not limited to:
  • Other constructions permanently attached to the ground (2% -> 0%)
  • Sales of electricity for chlor-alkali manufacturing (3% -> 0%)
  • Rentals or leases of oilfield property for re-lease or re-rental (3% -> 0%)
  • Labor, materials, services and supplies used for repair, renovation or conversion of drilling rig machinery and equipment (3% -> 0%)
  • Repairs and materials used on drilling rigs and equipment (3% -> 0%)
  • Installation charges on tangible personal property (0% -> 0%)
  • Tangible personal property intended for resale (0% -> 0%)
  • Sale of property for lease or rental (2% -> 0%)
  • Sales of materials for further processing (0% -> 0%)
The full list of changes in tax rates that have taken effect on July 1, 2018 can be found at Louisiana Department of Revenue's publication, R-1002(07-18).
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