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Calcasieu Parish offers extension for sales tax payments

Posted at 12:40 PM, Apr 13, 2020

Calcasieu Parish governments are extending the dealine for payments of March sales and use taxes.

Due to the continued impact to businesses in Calcasieu Parish from the “stay at home” order throughout the state, the local governing bodies that levy a local sales tax have decided to extend the deadline.

The Calcasieu Parish School Board’s Sales and Use Tax Department serves as the collector for all local agencies, and they have issued a notification for taxpayers required to file local sales and use tax returns that the deadline for March, 2020 sales tax returns is being extended 30 days to May 20 (extended from April 20).

The local governing bodies that have consented to this extension include the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the Calcasieu Parish School Board, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, the City of DeQuincy, the Town of Iowa, the City of Lake Charles, the City of Sulphur, the Town of Vinton and the City of Westlake.

Any questions regarding the extension may be directed to the Calcasieu Parish School Board’s Sales and Use Tax Department at 337-217-4280 during normal business hours.