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Tax Exemption For Louisiana Non-Profits



Because I am a non-profit, does this mean I am automatically sales tax exempt in Louisiana?

No. LA non-profit organizations are still required to pay sales tax, unless they are specifically exempted. You can apply to obtain Louisiana sales tax exemption by filing form R-1048, the Application for Exemption from Collection of Louisiana State Sales Tax with the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

Is my LA non-profit able to obtain federal tax exemption?

You can apply for federal tax exemption with the IRS. They will in turn send you a Letter of Determination stating your tax exempt status if granted after the long review process.

Once you have Federal tax exempt 501c3 status you can work with the Department of Revenue to apply for Louisiana tax exemptions.

Can my Louisiana non-profit obtain income and franchise tax exemption?

Yes, your Louisiana non-profit can be exempt from LA’s franchise tax by sending a copy of your Letter of Determination form the IRS to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

Louisiana Tax Exemption Resources:

Department of Revenue
Post Office Box 201
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0201
617 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
855-307-3893 or 225-219-7462
Louisiana Department of Revenue

More Louisiana Tax Info

This comprehensive guide to obtaining and maintaining 501c3 status from the IRS includes information on how to prepare your nonprofit to apply for 501c3 status, as well as information about the forms and fees required by the IRS.

This guide overviews and includes the special tax-exempt language a 501c3 nonprofit organization must include as part of its articles of incorporation. 

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