Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for oil and gas severance tax?
To register for a severance tax account, go to LDR’s website at www.revenue.louisiana.gov/Businesses/BusinessRegistration, and click on the appropriate registration link to either register a new business or add a revenue account. Please note: If you are a purchaser withholding tax from the sever you must obtain a severance tax account to report and remit the withheld tax.
Prior to severing or removing natural resources from their natural state, oil and gas severers must first obtain a permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Office of Conservation. Their office can be contacted at (225) 342-5540 or you can visit their website at http://www.dnr.louisiana.gov/ for additional information. After the Office of Conservation has assigned a producer code, you must then register with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) and obtain a 10-digit account number.