Louisiana Sales Tax Rate Changes, January 2016
- Sales Tax Rate Changes
- Dec 7, 2015 | Gail Cole
Several local sales tax rate changes will take effect in Louisiana on January 1, 2016.
The total rate will increase from 10% to 11% in the Donaldsonville-Annexation of Ascension Parish.
The Town of Merryville in Beauregard Parish will levy a new ¼% sales and use tax, applicable to all taxable transactions. The combined local rate in Merryville will be 9%.
The local rate in the City of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, will jump 0.25% to 5.75%, for a new combined rate of 9.75%.
The new Hope Economic Development District will levy a 2% sales tax and a 2% hotel occupancy tax. The combined rate for the Hope EDD will be 11.75%.
The Plaquemines Parish School District will add a 0.5% tax:
- Parishwide – Food, Drug & Commercial Fishermen: The total rate jumps to 5.5% from 5%
- Parishwide – General: The total rate jumps to 8.5% from 8%
St. Tammany Parish
The city/town sales tax rate in the Village of Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, will increase by 0.5%, for a new total rate of 9.25%.