Archive for November 23, 2011

Parish E-File, online sales tax collection portal, passes $3 billion benchmark

BATON ROUGE – Parish, The Louisiana Department of Revenue’s electronic filing service for state and local sales taxes, has collected $3.3 billion in revenues.

Parish, launched in August of 2008, provides businesses with a fast, convenient, secure way to file and remit sales taxes from one centralized site at no cost.  It is a free public service from the Department of Revenue.

For the quarterly tax period ending September 30, 2011, nearly 16,000 individual businesses used Parish E-File to file and remit state and local sales taxes.

“We are pleased to see so many business owners taking advantage of Parish E-File,” said Secretary of Revenue Cynthia Bridges.  “As Benjamin Franklin said, ‘time is money.’  Parish E-File saves time and money for businesses and for the state and local governments who collect sales taxes.”

The following returns can be filed and paid on Parish

  • Sales and use tax for all parishes (except Cameron)
  • Sales and use tax for the State of Louisiana
  • Hotel-Motel and occupancy tax for some parishes
  • Prepaid Wireless 911 Service charge

For more information, or to register and begin using Parish E-File, visit