Louisiana sales tax rate changes, January 2019
- Jan 11, 2019 | Gail Cole
It can be hard to track down local sales tax rate changes in Louisiana. Local sales tax isn’t administered by the Louisiana Department of Revenue, so the department doesn’t post rate changes. Instead, these can be found (usually after a lengthy search) on the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators website.
The following local sales and use tax rate changes took effect in Louisiana on January 1, 2019.
The sales and use tax rate in Allen Parish dropped by 1%, for a combined local rate of 3.7% and a total rate of 8.15%. This affects the rates in the following jurisdictions (listed with new total rate):
- Elizabeth, 9.45%
- Kinder, 9.45%
- Oakdale, 9.45%
- Oberlin, 9.45%
- Reeves, 9.15%
There was a 0.5% sales tax rate increase in a special district in Iberia Parish: the City of New Iberia Hwy 14 TIF District. The new combined local rate in the district is 5.75%, and the new total rate is 10.2%. In addition, there are New Iberia Annexations, which have a combined local rate of 5.25% and a total rate of 9.7%.
Lincoln Parish added Ruston Economic Development District (EDD) #1, with a combined local rate of 7.25% and a total rate of 11.7%.
St. Landry Parish added the Opelousas Downtown Development District (DDD) EDD, which has a combined local rate of 6.75% and a total rate of 11.2%.
Taxing jurisdictions may enforce different sales and use tax exemptions. It's always best to check with each jurisdiction for details.