Section I-4408 - Pesticides Used for Agricultural Purposes (Louisiana Code of Regulations)

§ I-4408. Pesticides Used for Agricultural Purposes

A. General. R.S. 47:305.8 provides an exemption from state and local sales or use tax for the sale at retail to commercial farmers of pesticides used for agricultural purposes. This exemption includes, but is not limited to, insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides used for agricultural purposes.

B. Definitions

Agricultural Purposes-any purpose directly connected with the operation of any farm, including poultry, fish, and crawfish farms, ranch, orchard or any other operation by which products are grown on the land in sufficient quantity to constitute a commercial operation. The exemption is not intended to cover the sale of pesticides for use in private family vegetable gardens or in protecting ornamental plants used for landscape purposes.

Pesticides-include any preparation useful in the control of insects, plant life, fungus, or any other pests detrimental to agricultural crops, including the control of animal pests that meets the definition of a pesticide in accordance with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry of the state of Louisiana under R.S. 3:3202. Qualifying pesticides must be registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry or any other appropriate governmental agency and must carry a valid EPA FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act) number issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or a special label number assigned by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The exemption also includes any solution mixed with a qualifying pesticide to allow for the proper distribution and application of the pesticide, including but not limited to crop oils, surfactants, adjuvants, emulsions, soaps, and drift agents.

C. Dealer Requirements. A commercial farmer must present a valid commercial farmer certification certificate and applicable exemption certificate at the time of the purchase. The seller must keep a record of the presentation of such documentation. If the dealer fails to retain evidence of the presentation of valid certification and exemption certificate then the dealer will be liable for the sales tax on such purchase.

(Promulgated by the Department of Revenue and Taxation, Sales Tax Section, LR 13:107 (February 1987), amended by the Department of Revenue and Taxation, Sales Tax Division, LR 21:401 (April 1995), amended by the Department of Revenue, Policy Services Division, LR 31:95 (January 2005), Amended LR 442023 (November 2018).)

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 47.305.8, R.S. 47:337.2, R.S. 47:337.9 and R.S. 47:1511.

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