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      RS 47:337.29     


§337.29. Dealers required to keep records

            A.(1) Every dealer required to make a report and pay any tax under this Chapter shall keep and preserve suitable records of the sales, purchases, or leases taxable pursuant to this Chapter, and such other books of accounts as may be necessary to determine the amount of tax due hereunder, and other information as may be required by the collector; and each dealer shall secure, maintain and keep until the taxes to which they relate have prescribed, a complete record of tangible personal property received, used, sold at retail, distributed, or stored, leased or rented, within the taxing jurisdiction by the said dealer, together with invoices, bills of lading, and other pertinent records and papers as may be required by the collector for the reasonable administration of the tax, and a complete record of all sales or purchases of services taxable as provided in this Chapter until the taxes to which they relate have prescribed.

            (2) These records shall be open for inspection to the collector at all reasonable hours.

            (3) The collector is authorized to require all dealers who take deductions on their sales tax returns for total sales under the minimum taxable bracket prescribed pursuant to R.S. 47:304 to support their deductions by keeping written or printed detailed records of said sales in addition to their usual books and accounts.

            B. Any dealer subject to the provisions of this Chapter who violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than sixty days, or both, for any such offense.

            C. Any dealer shall have an obligation to use reasonable means to notify and provide a collector with accurate and updated information pertaining to its proper address and the names and contact information for those officers or directors, or members or managers having direct control or supervision over its local sales and use taxes and those charged with the responsibility of filing a dealer's sales and use tax return with the collector. This obligation shall be continuing and a dealer shall notify the collector of any changes, additions, or deletions within thirty calendar days of any change.

            Acts 2003, No. 73, §1, eff. July 1, 2003; Acts 2018, No. 143, §1, eff. May 11, 2018.

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