ASK THE BUSINESS LICENSE GURU

By David Yount

Question:

“How can I obtain a sales tax ID for a nonprofit corporation in Louisiana?”

Answer:

According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, a seller or lessor must obtain a Louisiana sales tax certificate if they lease, rent, or sell tangible personal property in the state. This generally applies regardless of the business being a for-profit corporation or a nonprofit corporation. 

Certain specific types of nonprofits are exempt from paying sales tax by statute. If your nonprofit does not fall under the statutorily exempt category, you will simply register for sales tax just as any other business in Louisiana. You can do this by submitting an Application for Louisiana Revenue Account Number.   Contact us now to get started.