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Sales Tax

Tangipahoa Parish School System. Established in 1896.


 Post Office Box 159

Amite, Louisiana 70422

Phone: (985) 748-5229   Fax: (985) 748-2489

The Sales Tax Division of the Tangipahoa Parish School System serves as the single sales tax collector for all political subdivisions which levy a sales and use tax in the parish, including the School Board, Parish Council, Municipalities, Fire Protection District, and Educational Facilities Improvement District.

Payments of Sales and Use Tax can be made by one of the following methods:
1. Online at ** or

2. Download and print a sales tax return from   Mail payment to Tangipahoa Parish Sales and Use Tax Division, P.O. Box 159, Amite, LA 70422. For overnight delivery, physical address is 106 N. Myrtle St., Amite, LA 70422.

3. Pay in person at the Sales and Use Tax office, 106 N. Myrtle St., Amite, LA 70422. In person payments must be in the form of cash (exact amounts only), check or money order. Credit and debit cards are not accepted.

Hours of Operation:

Normal Hours:  Monday – Friday  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Hours:  Monday – Thursday  7:00 am – 4:30 pm 


Martin Luther King Day, Mardi Gras (2 days), Easter (3 days), Independence Day, Labor Day, Tangipahoa Parish Fair Day, Thanksgiving (2 days), Christmas/New Year’s (2 weeks)

*Holiday schedule is subject to change


Sales Tax Links

Sales Tax Forms

All locations in Tangipahoa Parish are subject to 3.5% parish tax. 

This rate consists of 2% School Board tax, 1% Parish Council tax and .5% Educational Facilities Improvement District Tax (EFID).

Locations within city limits or taxing jurisdictions are subject to additional tax rates as follows:

*Effective July 1, 2021, sales tax rates increase .5% in all taxing jurisdictions. 
The .5% EFID tax DOES NOT apply to sales of food for home consumption or prescription drugs

Local Tax Rates
Hammond 2% 5.5%
Ponchatoula 2% 5.5%
Amite 2.5% 6.0%
Kentwood 2% 5.5%
Independence 2.5% 6.0%
Roseland 2% 5.5%
Tangipahoa 2% 5.5%
Tickfaw 2% 5.5%
Fire Protection District #1 0.5%  4.0%  


Donna Drude
Sales and Use Tax Administrator

106 North Myrtle, Amite, LA 70422