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      RS 47:337.22     


§337.22. Sales and use tax returns

            A. The local collector shall furnish to all dealers, or make available to them, all necessary forms for filing returns, and instructions to insure full tax collection from dealers and an accounting for the taxes due; but failure of any dealer to secure these forms shall not relieve the dealer from the payment of the tax at the time in the manner provided by law.

            B. Until the time provided for in Subsection C of this Section, the local collector shall be responsible for the design, preparation, and printing of the return.

            C.(1) In addition to the authority granted to the Uniform Electronic Local Return and Remittance Advisory Committee as provided for in R.S. 47:337.23, the committee shall also design a standard, uniform, paper return to be used by the collectors of the sales and use tax of political subdivisions. It shall also include a space requiring that the state tax identification number be provided by the taxpayer.

            (2)(a) Except as provided for in Subparagraph (b) of this Paragraph, such return shall be utilized by all collectors beginning January first of the year following the year in which the uniform electronic local return and remittance system provided for in R.S. 47:337.23 becomes operative.

            (b) Notwithstanding Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph, a collector may deplete the inventory of the returns which is on hand before the date provided in that Subparagraph before he shall be required to use the returns provided for in this Paragraph.

            D. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, the electronic return to be used with the uniform electronic local return and remittance system provided for in R.S. 47:337.23 shall be prepared in the manner provided for in that Section.

            E.(1) In the event of a presidential or gubernatorial declared disaster or emergency covering a local collector's jurisdiction, a local collector may elect to extend filing or payment deadlines related to the taxes collected pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter until the extended date for the same period specified for state sales and use taxes for the same period. Whenever an extension is granted by the local collector pursuant to this Subsection, interest and penalties shall not accrue on the tax during the period of the extension provided that the return and payment are received by the extended due date. Any decision to adopt an extension pursuant to this Subsection shall be provided to the Louisiana Uniform Local Sales Tax Board for publication on its website.

            (2) The authority granted in this Subsection shall be in addition to any other authority provided by this Chapter.

            Acts 2003, No. 73, §1, eff. July 1, 2003; Acts 2020, No. 278, §1, eff. July 1, 2020.

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