The Louisiana Department of Revenue has adopted an Emergency Rule related to the service charge on sales of prepaid wireless telecommunications authorized by Act 531 of the Regular Session of the 2009 Louisiana Legislature. The Emergency Rule is LAC 61:I.5401.
This Emergency Rule is necessary to allow the secretary to provide needed information to Louisiana taxpayers regarding the collection and remittance of the prepaid wireless 911 service charge as provided by R.S. 33:9101.1. The effective date of this new law is January 1, 2010. The Department of Revenue is charged with the responsibility of administering the prepaid wireless 911 service charge.
Under Act 531, retailers must collect the two percent service charge on sales of prepaid wireless service beginning January 1, 2010. This Emergency Rule shall be effective January 1, 2010, and shall remain in effect until the expiration of the maximum period allowed under the Administrative Procedure Act or the adoption of the final Rule, whichever comes first.