The differences in purchasing power can be large and they have significant implications for the relative impact of economic and tax policies across the United States.
Louisiana Tax Rates, Collections, and Burdens
How does Louisiana’s tax code compare? Louisiana has a graduated individual income tax, with rates ranging from 1.85 percent to 4.25 percent. Louisiana also has a corporate income tax that ranges from 3.50 percent to 7.50 percent. Louisiana has a 4.45 percent state sales tax rate, a max local sales tax rate of 7.00 percent, and an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 9.55 percent. Louisiana’s tax system ranks 39th overall on our 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index.
Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Louisiana is no exception. The first step towards understanding Louisiana’s tax code is knowing the basics. How does Louisiana collect tax revenue? Click the tabs below to learn more! You can also explore our state tax maps, which are compiled from our annual publication, Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare?
State Tax Data
Average Local Sales Tax Rate5.10%See Full Study
State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita$1729Rank: 8
State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)20.01¢Rank: 43
State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)$1.08Rank: 37
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