State sales tax rate5%
* While the base rate applies statewide, it’s only a starting point for calculating sales tax in Louisiana. For an accurate tax rate for each jurisdiction, add other applicable local rates on top of the base rate.
Download the Louisiana tax rate table
Need fast access to the current sales tax rates in Louisiana? Get them here. The Louisiana tax rate table includes county tax rates, city tax rates, and more in a .CSV file organized by ZIP code.
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Louisiana sales tax basics
The Louisiana (LA) state sales tax rate is currently 5%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 12%.
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.
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