Frequently Asked Questions
What is the sales tax rate in Louisiana?
|Rate Type||Rate as of|
July 1, 2018
|Rate July 1, 2016|
through June 30, 2018
|Intrastate Telecommunications, Sales of|
Prepaid Telephone Cards and Prepaid
|Business Utilities||2.00%||4.00% (boiler fuel 5%)|
Sales and use taxes levied by political subdivisions of the state are in addition to the sales and use taxes levied by the state. Local sales tax rate information can be obtained from the web site of the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators at http://www.laota.com.
There are many similarities between the state sales and use tax and the sales taxes levied and collected by political subdivisions of the state. However, there are also significant differences, especially in regard to exemptions and suspensions of exemptions. Businesses should fully acquaint themselves with state sales tax statutes and local ordinances that are applicable to their specific businesses.