Current Local Tax Payment Deadlines

City of New Iberia taxes are collected throughout the year by the City's Tax Office. The collection dates for various City taxes are as follows:

December 31st - personal property tax due for the City of New Iberia business owners

December 31st - real estate property tax due for all real estate owners with property located within the City limits.

Other due dates of interest for taxpayers in the City of New Iberia:

April 15th - federal income tax due
May 15th - state income tax due
20th of each month - sales and use tax returns

If any deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is generally the next working date. For more information about local tax deadlines, contact the tax division of the Finance Department located at 457 E. Main Street, Suite 304, between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or call (337) 369-2341

Current Local Tax Rates

The real estate property tax rate is 21.57 mills per $1,000 of assessed value and is payable by all citizens who own real property, such as land or a home, within the city limits of New Iberia.

The personal property tax rate is also 21.57 mills per $1,000 of assessed value of certain personal goods, including, but not limited to, inventory, furniture and fixtures, equipment, etc. which are owned by anyone doing business in the City of New Iberia, and is payable by the business/owner.

The sales and use tax rate for the City of New Iberia is 8.5%, which includes a state sales tax rate of 4%, Iberia Parish School Board Tax 2%, Iberia Parish Law Enforcement District .25%, Iberia Parish Mosquito Control .25% and other City of New Iberia tax of 2%. These taxes are levied on taxable goods sold in the City of New Iberia. For more information about sales and use taxes, contact the Sales Tax Department of the Iberia Parish School Board at 1500 Jane Street, New Iberia, La 70563 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm CST, Monday through Friday, or call (337) 365-2341.

Other special taxes include:
Hotel/Motel lodging tax - 4% in addition to the 8.5% sales tax rate

Local Tax Licenses

The Sales Tax Department of the Iberia Parish School Board is the central reporting and collecting agency for all sales and use taxes for Iberia Parish. All retail sellers and lessors of tangible personal property and some services must register with the Iberia Parish School Board, Sales Tax Department and collect sales and use tax on business transactions within Iberia Parish. Business are required to report sales figures and remit all sales and use taxes for all agencies within Iberia Parish to the Sales Tax Department of the Iberia Parish School Board.

In addition to the sales and use tax reporting, businesses are required to obtain an Occupational License from the City of New Iberia, if the business has any transactions in the City. Other licenses may be required for certain businesses before operating in New Iberia, including, but not limited to, chain stores, taxies, ambulance companies, wholesale dealers, alcohol and beer distributors, resellers, hotels and motels. For more information, or to find out what licenses your business needs, contact the Tax Office of the City of New Iberia located at 457 E. Main Street, Suite 304, New Iberia, LA 70560, between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm CST, Monday through Friday, or call (337) 369-2341

Government Purchasing Contracts

The following contact information is provided if you are interested in bidding for government projects or selling goods or services to local, state and federal governments. In the City of New Iberia, the Purchasing Agent handles purchasing bids and contracts.

If you are interested in sales or bid proposals to the state, the Louisiana Office of State Purchasing can be reached at www.state.la.us/osp/osp.htm. You can contact the state office directly to find out how to be included on the state bidders list.

If you or your business is interested in being placed on the bidders list for the City of New Iberia projects, contact the Purchasing Agent. Upon receipt of your business' information, the Purchasing Agent will mail you a bid for projects that become available for which you have indicated an interest. For more information, call the Purchasing Agent at (337) 369-2344 or by email at rborres@cityofnewiberia.com