RS 51:1308     

§1308. Alternative refund by mail procedure

            A. If the international traveler is unable to receive his refund at a refund center, he may claim his refund by mail in the following manner. Within a reasonable time after his return to his country of residence, the international traveler shall mail to the refund agency the following documents and statements:

            (1) The original refund form and copies of the invoices or receipts.

            (2) A copy of his passport and/or United States visitor's visa.

            (3) A copy of his international transportation ticket.

            (4) A signed statement specifying the reason why the international traveler could not personally claim the refund as provided in R.S. 51:1307.

            (5) A signed statement specifying the location of the property purchased and a statement that such property will not be returned to the state.

            B. The refund agency may investigate the facts and circumstances of the refund, as it deems necessary, and, if satisfied, shall issue a refund to the international traveler. The refund agency may reject the refund request in the manner provided for in R.S. 51:1307 and return the rejected refund form to the international traveler.

            Acts 1988, No. 535, §1, eff. July 8, 1988; Acts 1989, No. 536, §1, eff. July 5, 1989; Acts 1992, No. 285, §§1 and 2, eff. July 1, 1992; Acts 1997, No. 1291, §2; Acts 1998, No. 50, §1; Acts 2001 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §1; Acts 2004 1st Ex. Sess., No. 14, §1; Acts 2006, No. 76, §1; Acts 2008, No. 232, §1.

NOTE: Acts 1988, No. 535, §3 provided for termination on July 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 285, §3, extended the date to July 1, 1997; Acts 1997, No. 1291, §2, extended the date to July 1, 1999; Acts 1998, No. 50, §1, extended the date to July 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §1, extended the date to July 1, 2004; Acts 2004, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 14, §1, extended the date to July 1, 2007; Acts 2006, No. 76, §1, extended the date to July 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 232, §1, extended the date to July 1, 2013; Acts 2012, No. 435, §1, extended the date to July 1, 2017; Acts 2017, No. 318, §2, removed the termination date from Act No. 535 of the 1988 R.S. and placed it in R.S. 51:1301(D).