Department of Revenue discontinues Contractor Registration Program

The following is a news release from the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) has discontinued a program to certify the residency of contractors performing jobs in Louisiana.
"The Contractor Registration Program was not serving to increase compliance with Louisiana's tax laws, which is the mission of the Department of Revenue," said LDR Assistant Secretary Jarrod Coniglio.

Resident contractors previously certified by LDR are no longer required to renew those certifications.  Nonresident contractors are no longer required to pay the ten-dollar application fee per contract or post a bond with the Department of Revenue.

However, every resident or nonresident contractor performing jobs in Louisiana must register with the Department of Revenue for Louisiana general sales tax in addition to any other applicable taxes, including income and withholding.  Contractors must submit proof of tax registration to the permitting office with jurisdiction over any jobs they perform.

All contractors remain subject to the laws and regulations administered by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.