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Parish collects more than $14 million in first month of operation

Free service streamlines sales tax process for businesses

October 28, 2008

BATON ROUGE, La. (October 28, 2008 – In its first month of operation, Parish has collected more than $14 million in state and local sales tax revenue from businesses operating in Louisiana.

Parish is a groundbreaking web-based application that allows businesses to file sales & use tax returns and remit sales tax payments with the click of a mouse from anywhere in the state.

Parish is a secure, easy-to-use, absolutely free public service from the Louisiana Department of Revenue in collaboration with the Louisiana Municipal Association, Police Jury Association of Louisiana, Louisiana School Board Association, Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators, Louisiana Retail Dealers Association and the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry.

“The greatest benefit of Parish is for businesses that operate in multiple locations throughout the state,” says Secretary of Revenue Cynthia Bridges. “They used to have to file separate paper returns in every parish they conducted business. Now, they can do it all at one location, entirely online.”

Since Parish went live on October 1, 2008, more than 1800 business have filed electronically from 65 Louisiana parishes and local tax districts.

Registration at requires nothing more than a bank account number and routing number, sales tax account numbers for all returns, and an e-mail address.

For more information, please contact:

Byron Henderson
Press Secretary

Tara Cunningham
Public Information Director

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