Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1006

  • Gross receipts: means the total amount of billings for services rendered and all receipts from business beginning and ending within the state except for the transportation of passengers or freight or property originating at and destined to points within the corporate limits of the same city or town or within a seven-mile zone adjacent to such city or town and except for the transportation of passengers or freight or property originating at and destined to points anywhere within Jefferson or Orleans parishes or within a seven-mile zone adjacent to such parishes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1003
  • Public utility: means railroads and railways, sleeping cars, motor bus lines, motor freight lines, express companies, telegraph companies, boat or packet lines, and pipe lines, as herein defined. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:1003

A.  Reports by public utilities.  On or before the twentieth day of each month, every person engaged in the business of owning or operating, or owning and operating any public utility, except a motor freight line as hereinafter provided, shall file with the secretary a report, on forms prescribed by the secretary, signed by some authorized person, showing the amount of its gross receipts from the operation of its business in this state during the preceding month.  On or before thirty days after the close of each calendar quarter, every person engaged in the business of owning, or operating, or owning and operating a motor freight line, whose gross revenues for the previous fiscal year as certified by the secretary of the Department of Revenue, did not exceed five million dollars, shall file with the secretary a report, on forms prescribed by the secretary, signed by some authorized person, showing the amount of its gross receipts from the operation of its business in this state during the preceding calendar quarter.

B.  Reports by persons making payments to public utility.  The collector may require reports to cover any transaction during the same period, similar to those provided for in Subsection A of this Section, of any person who has paid any sum to any such public utility for any service.

C.  Payment of tax.  Every such person who is required to submit a report, as provided in Subsection A of this Section, shall accompany the report by a remittance to the collector in lawful money of the United States, by certified check, or by any other means as may be authorized by the collector, of the amount of taxes herein levied and shown to be due by the report; that is, two per centum of the gross receipts of such business during the period covered by the report.  Failure to timely file said report and accompany same with a remittance of the tax shown due shall cause said tax to become delinquent.

Amended by Acts 1966, No. 270, §2; Acts 1986, No. 690, §1, eff. for months beginning after June 30, 1986; Acts 1997, No. 658, §2; Acts 2001, No. 1032, §15.

{{NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1986, NO. 690, §2.}}