Taxes in Louisiana

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 42nd overall on our 2022 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. 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?


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