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Louisiana: Local Sales Tax Changes, January 2014

  • Jan 3, 2014 | Gail Cole

 Local rate changes in Louisiana, January 2014.

Louisiana begins the new year with several local sales and use tax rate changes.

Effective January 1, 2014, there are new rates in the following parishes:

Bienville Parish

A new jurisdiction, Saline, has been established. The local rate is 4% and the combined state and local rate is 8%.

Rapides Parish

The city/town rate in Woodworth has dropped from 2% to 1%, bringing the combined state and local rate to 8%.

St. John the Baptist

The rate parishwide has increased from 8.75% to 9%.

St. Landry

The combined state and local rate in the balance of the parish has increased 2%, from 7.55% to 9.55%.

There are also two new jurisdictions, both with a total rate of 7.55%: Leonville and Palmetto.


There are January 1, 2014 combined state and local rates for the following:

  • Angie, 8.83%;
  • Bogalusa, 9.49%;
  • Franklinton, 9.50%;
  • Varnado, 8.83%;
  • 4th Ward (which is outside the city limits of Bogalusa), 7.83%; and
  • Balance of Parish, 8.83%.


Rates are up:

  • Balance of Parish, from 7% to 7.5%; and
  • Winn Parish within the City of Winnfield, from 8.5% to 9%.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.