Louisiana State Tax Guide

Louisiana state tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette, and other taxes that impact residents.

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Louisiana State Tax: Overview

Louisiana's state taxes are relatively low when it comes to owning property. The state has one of the lowest property tax rates in the nation. Sales taxes are high, but essential items such as groceries, diapers, and some feminine hygiene products are exempt at the state level. Louisiana only has three income tax brackets, with the highest being 4.25%. That's much lower than the highest tax bracket in many other states. 

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Up to $12,5001.85%
$12,501 to $50,0003.5%
More than $50,001 4.25%
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Up to $25,0001.85%
$25,001 to $100,0003.5%
More than $100,0004.25%
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Cigarettes$1.08 per pack
Cigars8% to 20% of manufacturer's price
Other tobacco products20% to 30% of manufacturer's price
Beer$0.32 per gallon
Wine$0.11 per gallon
Wine (sparkling)$1.59 per gallon
Liquor$2.50 per gallon

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Katelyn Washington
Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years’ experience working in tax and finance. While she specializes in tax content, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement and financial planning and has had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes that knowledge is the key to success and enjoys helping others reach their goals by providing content that educates and informs.