Louisiana sales tax

Download Louisiana 2020 sales tax rates by ZIP code

Louisiana state sales tax rate

Base state sales tax rate 4.45%
Local rate range 0%-7%
Total rate range 4.45%-11.45%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Louisiana sales tax calculator to look up the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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NOTE: The outbreak of COVID-19 (caused by the coronavirus) may have impacted sales tax filing due dates in Louisiana. Please consult your local tax authority for specific details. For more information, visit our ongoing coverage of the virus and its impact on sales tax compliance.

UPDATE: On March 20, 2020, the Louisiana Department of Revenue announced it would extended the sales tax filing deadline to May 20, 2020. Penalties and interest charges will also be waived for returns filed by the new deadline.

UPDATE: On March 17, 2020, New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell announced all fines, fees, interest, and penalties on sales tax payments due to the city will be waived for 60 days.

Louisiana sales tax information

The Louisiana (LA) state sales tax rate is currently 4.45%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 11.45%.

Louisiana was listed on Kiplinger’s 2011 10 tax-friendly states for retirees. Though sales taxes can be steep due to local parish and jurisdiction sales taxes, food and medications are exempt from sales taxes.

Louisiana sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Louisiana sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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Louisiana sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

Louisiana sales tax resources

Louisiana sales tax rate changes

Need to know which sales tax rates in Louisiana are changing? Check out our tax rate change tracker for details.

Louisiana sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Louisiana sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.