Louisiana residents pay 9.52% rate in combined local, state sales taxes, 2nd highest in U.S.

The combined average local and state sales tax rate in Louisiana is 9.52 as of Jan. 1, which is the second-highest rate among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation. The state’s sales tax rate now stands at 4.45 percent, while the average local sales tax – weighted for population – is 5.07 percent, the Tax Foundation analysis states. And the maximum local sales tax rate in Louisiana is 7 percent, according to the study.

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