Skip Navigation Links
      RS 36:451     



§451.  Department of Revenue; creation; domicile; composition; purposes and functions

A.  The Department of Revenue is created and shall be a body corporate with the power to sue and be sued.  The domicile of the department shall be in Baton Rouge.

B.  The Department of Revenue, through its offices and officers, shall be responsible for assessing, evaluating, and collecting the consumer, producer, and any other state taxes specifically assigned by law to the department, and shall have authority generally for alcoholic beverage control and the regulation of charitable gaming.

C.  The Department of Revenue shall be composed of the executive office of the secretary, the office of management and finance, the office of tax administration, group I, the office of tax administration, group II, the office of tax administration, group III, the office of alcohol and tobacco control, the office of legal affairs, the office of charitable gaming, the office of debt recovery, and such other offices as shall be created by law.  Whenever the secretary determines that the administration of the functions of the department may be more efficiently performed by eliminating, merging, or consolidating existing offices or establishing new offices, he shall present a plan therefor to the legislature for its approval by statute; provided that, whenever the secretary deems necessary, he may reassign the responsibility for the collection of a specific tax from one office to another office.

Acts 1976, No. 513, §1; Amended by Acts 1977, No. 83, §1, eff. June 22, 1977; Acts 1987, No. 736, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1188, §3, eff. June 29, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 283, §1, eff. June 17, 1997; Acts 1997, No. 658, §1, eff. July 7, 1997; Acts 1997, No. 1370, §4, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 568, §1, eff. June 30, 1999; Acts 2013, No. 399, §2, eff. June 17, 2013.

{{NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1987, NO. 736, §3.}}

{{NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1987, NO. 7.}}

{{NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1995, NO. 1188, §6.}}

NOTE:  See Acts 1999, No. 568, §§5 & 7 eff. June 30, 1999, relative to transfer of functions of division of charitable gaming, office of state police, Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections, to office of charitable gaming, Dept. of Revenue, not later than 1/1/2000 and conflicting Acts.

If you experience any technical difficulties navigating this website, click here to contact the webmaster.
P.O. Box 94062 (900 North Third Street) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9062