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Parish E-File.com 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 E-File.com has collected more than $14 million in state and local sales tax revenue from businesses operating in Louisiana.

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

Registration at www.parishe-file.com 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
225.219.2156
Byron.henderson@la.gov


Tara Cunningham
Public Information Director
225.218.0960
Tara.cunningham@la.gov