Business & Tax Incentives

Manufacturing Sales Tax Exclusion

Manufacturers must obtain a manufacturer’s exemption certificate from the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) via the submittal form R-1070 and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Taxation and Revenue click here to avoid paying state and local use tax on eligible M&E purchases. Both exemption certificates must be presented to vendors at the time of purchase. The LDR issued exemption is automatically renewed for up to three years, unless LDR determines that the taxpayer no longer qualifies as a manufacturer, or if the taxpayer had become delinquent in sales tax payment or filing responsibilities pursuant to R.S.47:306.


Certified Parish manufacturers can qualify for 100% exclusion from local sales and use taxes on qualified manufacturing equipment. Manufacturer’s must be certified by the Louisiana Department of Revenue and present that certification to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Taxation and Revenue for a local certificate of exemption for local parish taxes exclusion. This Certificate of Exemption is then presented by the company to its vendors. Contact Greg Ruppert at for additional program information.


The Re-Entry Program, created by the Legislature in 2010, allows judges to work with prosecutors to select nonviolent offenders facing sentences of 10 years or less (excluding sex-related crimes) for this intense training and rehabilitation program. Program participants are sent to Angola where they spend at least two years learning a trade, getting their GED, and receiving counseling from mentors serving life sentences. The skills learned includes Automotive, Carpentry, Collision Repairs, Culinary, Drywall/Painting, Electrical, HVAC, Masonry, Plumbing, Welding and other skills for in-demand occupations. Case management will work with participants to continue rehabilitation and training.

Tanya R. Bates
Career Specialist/ Re-Entry Coordinator
American Job Center
1900 Lafayette Street
Gretna, La 70053
Phone: (504) 227-1283 ext. 81279