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Louisiana sales tax rate changes, January 2018

 New sales tax rates take effect in Louisiana in the new year.

Sales and use tax compliance can be challenging in all states, but it’s particularly so in Louisiana. Just look at the local sales and use tax rate changes effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Iberia Parish

In the Iberia Parish, the city of New Iberia increased the sales and use tax rate by 0.5%. As a result, the rate in much of incorporated New Iberia jumped from 4.5 to 5%. However, in “two very small areas of Iberia Parish that were incorporated into the city limits of New Iberia,” the rate increased from 4.75 to 5.25%. Additional information.

St. Landry Parish

The Harry Guilbeau Area Economic Development District (EDD) has been expanded and renamed the Central St. Landry EDD; its tax rate was reduced from 2 to 1%.

In addition, the combined local rate of tax in the parish dropped from 7.55% to 6.75% for transactions occurring in or delivered within the newly expanded Central St. Landry EDD and within the corporate city limits of Opelousas. For transactions occurring within the newly extended district in the unincorporated part of Opelousas, the rate has dropped to 6.55%. Additional information.

St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish has repealed a local 0.75% sales tax in the following economic development districts (EDD):

  • Airport Road EDD
  • Hwy 1077 EDD
  • Hwy 1088 EDD
  • Hwy 434 EDD
  • Hwy 59 EDD

All sales previously reported under the above EDD should now be reported under District 3, which has a local rate of 4.75%.

In addition, the boundaries of the Hwy 21 EDD have been adjusted. The local rate for the district is 5.5%. Additional information.

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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.