Acts 25 & Act 26 of the 2016 First Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature regarding nonprofit exemptions

Effective April 1, 2016, various events sponsored by domestic nonprofit, charitable, religious and educational organizations will be subject to 5 percent state sales tax from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016. This includes, but is not limited to: sales of admissions to entertainment events; admissions, parking and sales at fundraising events; all outside gate admissions; and parking fees at fairs and festivals sponsored by nonprofit organizations.

If your organization has received an approved Application for Exemption from Collection of Louisiana Sales Tax at Certain Fundraising Activities (Form R-1048) for a particular fundraising event or activity that is being held after April 1, 2016, it is no longer valid. Any event held after April 1, 2016, is subject to the new sales tax requirements.

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