State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families. Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map Louisiana Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Tax-Friendly The Pelican State is homeowner-friendly, with property taxes among the lowest in the country. But, overall sales tax rates are the highest in country, according to the Tax Foundation. And localities are allowed to tax the sale of groceries, even though the state does not. Income tax rates aren't too bad, and they might be even lower depending on whether voters approve a rate cap in October. Louisiana is one of a handful of states that allow residents to deduct their federal income taxes (although that could change soon). Income Tax Range Low: 2% (on $12,500 or less of taxable income for individuals, $25,000 for joint filers)High: 6% (on more than $50,000 of taxable income; $100,000 for joint filers)On November 13, 2021, Louisiana voters will decide whether to cap the maximum rate at 4.75% starting in 2022. If that ballot initiative is approved, Louisiana's lowest personal income tax rate will be 1.85% and it's highest rate will be 4.75% beginning in 2022. In addition, each personal income tax rate will be reduced beginning February 1, 2024, and each February 1 thereafter through 2034, if the prior fiscal year's actual individual income tax collections exceed the actual tax collections for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, adjusted annually by the growth factor provided for in the state constitution. Sales Tax 4.45% state levy. Localities can add as much as 7%, and the average combined rate is 9.55%, according to the Tax Foundation.Groceries: Exempt from state tax, but local taxes may applyClothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: TaxablePrescription Drugs: Exempt from state tax, but local taxes may apply Real Property Taxes In Louisiana, the median property tax rate is $534 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 20.01¢ per gallon. Diesel: 20.01¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $1.08 per packSmokeless tobacco: 20% of manufacturer's priceSmoking tobacco: 33% of manufacturer's priceSnuff: 20% of manufacturer's priceCigars: 8% to 20% of manufacturer's priceVapor products: $0.05 per mlBeer: $0.40 per gallonWine: $0.76 per gallon (Sparkling: $2.08 per gallon)Liquor: $3.03 per gallon Annual Car Taxes and Fees No annual vehicle tax or fee is imposed. Estate and Inheritance Taxes No estate or inheritance tax.