State sales tax rate

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

* 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.

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Louisiana sales tax basics

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.

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