Louisiana Taxes

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Louisiana is one of the higher tax states especially compared to its neighbors.

What is the income tax rate in Louisiana?

Louisiana has new, lower tax rates for income earned in 2022 and beyond. The state is also considering eliminating its income tax entirely to compete with nearby Texas and Florida.

Tax Rates for Single, Married Filing Separately and Head of Household

Tax BracketTax Years 2009-2021Tax Years 2022 and After
$0 – $12,5002.00%1.85%
$12,501 – $50,0004.00%3.50%
$50,000 and over6.00%4.25%

Tax Rates for Married Filing Jointly and Qualified Surviving Spouse

Tax BracketTax Years 2009-2021Tax Years 2022 and After
$0 – $25,0002.00%1.85%
$25,001 – $100,0004.00%3.50%
$100,001 and over6.00%4.25%

When do you have to file a Louisiana tax return?

If you’re a resident of Louisiana, you generally need to file a Louisiana tax return if you need to file a federal tax return. Your income earned in other states may be subject to Louisiana income taxes.

If you’re not a resident of Louisiana, you generally need to file a Louisiana tax return if you had income from Louisiana sources and are required to file a federal tax return.

When are Louisiana income taxes due?

Louisiana income tax returns and payments are typically due on May 15th.

Since you may need to complete your state tax return to deduct your state income taxes on your federal taxes, you may want to complete your state tax return prior to April 15th unless you’re requesting a federal extension.

What is the Louisiana sales tax rate?

Louisiana has a 4.45% statewide sales tax rate and local parishes can add up to an additional 7%. Most local parishes add about 5% for an average total sales tax of about 10%.

Most purchases are subject to sales tax except groceries. Groceries are generally considered unprepared food, and prepared food sold by grocery stores is subject to tax.

What is the Louisiana property tax rate?

Louisiana property taxes are set at the local level. The average property tax rate in the state is just over 0.5%.

Are taxes higher in Texas or Louisiana?

Whether you pay more in taxes in Texas or Louisiana will depend on your situation. Texas doesn’t have a state income tax but has higher property taxes.

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