Resale Certificate

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Print Resale Certificates

Click here to print a copy of your current resale certificate

If your resale certificate is expiring, or you want to apply for a resale certificate, you must apply online through LDR’s LaTAP system. You will need the following information to begin the application process:

  • Account numbers for all locations
  • Locations and mailing addresses for all business locations
  • Current NAICS code
  • A valid e-mail address
  • Last 2 years of resale inventory purchase amounts (for consolidated filers, purchase amounts should consist of the combined purchases of all members of the consolidation)

The online tutorial Requesting a Louisiana Sales Tax Resale Certificate in LaTAP provides step-by-step instructions on the application process.

If you do not have a LaTAP account, it will be necessary to establish one. There are several online tutorials available to explain how to use LaTAP.

Resale Certificate Validation

INSTRUCTIONS

Enter your sales tax account number (Seller’s LA Account Number) as it appears on your sales tax registration certificate.

Next, enter your business name (Seller’s Business Name) as it appears on your sales tax registration certificate.

Press "Enter."

Once your account number has been confirmed, the resale certificate validation screen will appear.

  1. Enter the account number from the resale certificate in the "Purchaser’s Louisiana Account Number" box.
  2. Enter the purchaser’s legal name in the "Purchaser’s Business Name" box. Press "Enter."

If the Louisiana account number entered holds a valid resale exemption, a message will appear with the account number and name confirming the account holder’s resale exemption and the expiration date of the exemption.

If the Louisiana account number entered does not hold a valid resale exemption, a message will appear stating the account number is not valid for the resale exemption.

Resale exemptions are updated daily. However, if the business has recently opened, validation may only be available within approximately one week of registration.