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Local tax rate changes in Louisiana, 2017


 Local sales tax rate changes in Louisiana.

There have been several local sales and use tax rate changes in Louisiana since the start of 2017. Since parishes oversee the collection and administration of their own taxes, these changes aren’t typically announced on the Louisiana Department of Revenue website. As a result, finding them takes a bit of detective work.

Rate changes effective Jan. 1, 2017

Starting Jan. 1, there are four new economic development districts (EDD) in Minden, Webster Parish: Minden EDD #1, Minden EDD #2, Minden EDD #3, and Minden EDD #4. Each has a combined rate of 12%.

St. Tammany Parish created five new economic development districts along I-12: Hwy 59 EDD, Hwy 1077 EDD, Hwy 1088 EDD, Hwy 434 EDD, and Airport Rd EDD. Each has a combined tax rate 10.5%. The Parish also expanded the boundaries of the Nord du Lac district and renamed it Hwy 21 EDD.

In addition, the interest rate on unpaid taxes in Caddo Parish increased from 0.583% to 0.604% per month on Jan. 1, 2017.

Rate changes effective April 1, 2017

Sales and use tax in the town of Boyce, Rapides Parish, increased by 1% as of April 1. The new combined rate in Boyce is 10.5%.

Sales and use tax in Carencro, Lafayette Parish, also increased by 1%. The new rate in Carencro’s I-49 EDD is 6%, for a combined rate of 11%. The new rate outside the Carencro I-49 EDD is 5%, for a combined rate of 10%.

Rate changes effective July 1, 2017

Sales and use tax in Natchitoches Parish increased by 0.5%, to 9%. This change affects the following cities (listed with new rates):

  • Campti, 10.5
  • Clarence, 10%
  • Natchez, 10%
  • Natchitoches, 10.5%
  • Robeline, 10%

The sales and use tax rate in St. John the Baptist Parish increased from 10% to 10.25%.

To date, no rate changes have been announced for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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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.