State sales tax rate4.45%
* 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.
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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