I live in St. Mary Parish and I had to pretty much explain to the sales tax office what the Cottage Food Law was and where they could find the information on the law in order for me to get my sales tax certificate and occupational license. The lady in the office was nice enough to let me know that I could go online and file for my state…[Read more]
I am trying to figure out what permits I am required to have to operate out of my home. The DHH doesn’t have a very good contact page. But from what I can understand, I just need a sales tax certification and to register my product(s). Is that correct? Are there any other permits you can think of? I sell fruit and nut energy bars.
Thanks so much John… you’re completely right, and I should have double-checked the law. I see that my initial comment was posted before the most recent amendment.
For anyone stumbling upon this thread, it’s worth noting that canned goods need to meet certain requirements, so not all BBQ or marinara sauce recipes would be allowed. You should…[Read more]
I am sorry if this question has already been asked, but I have yet to find the answer. I know all about CFOs from the perspective of my being tax exempt from the ingredients I buy, but I am confused on whether I charge customers both state and local (parish) sales tax. I assume I do, but just want to make sure.
Help! And, thanks in advance…
Only certain types of condiments are allowed, and BBQ sauce isn’t one of them. It has to do with the potential risks associated with producing BBQ sauce. I do encourage you to confirm that with the health dept though, just to be sure.
I don’t know, but it’s quite possible that you need to collect some kind of sales tax. You need to check with your parish and see if there are exemptions from collecting tax on some types of food sales. State sales tax is often exempted for food that is consumed off the premises, but the details of those exemptions can get complicated. Have you…[Read more]
W e just started a Creole Farmers Market. How can I become a CFO
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