The Louisiana State Department of Revenue has released Revenue Information Bulletin No. 12-027 Sales Tax Resale Certificate Renewal Process. According to the notification, dealers with Louisiana Department of Revenue-issued resale exemption certificates must now renew their certificates online through the Louisiana Taxpayer Access Point (LaTAP) system. You can view the entire notification online at http://revenue.louisiana.gov/forms/lawspolicies/RIB%2012-027.pdf
This policy changes the process for a company wishing to renew its license by making it the responsibility of the company and no longer a state-driven activity. If your resale license expires, then it is up to you to contact the state and get it renewed. The standard practice for states that issue licenses for resale exemption has been for the state to mail a new license before the old one expires. This is not true any longer.
Along with this notification is the advice to check incoming Louisiana exemptions to make sure the accounts are still valid. The state provides an ID verification website: www.revenue.louisiana.gov/sections/business/resalecertificate.aspx