State and local tax burden in Louisiana is 22nd lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Louisiana ranks 22nd in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The state’s total tax burden – combining property levies on real estate and vehicles, the income tax, and the sales and excise taxes – stood at 10.49 percent, the analysis found. The annual state and local levies on a U.S. median household would be $6,094, which is 2.46 percent below the U.S. average.

The study compared tax rates applied statewide and locally against state and U.S. median-income households.

Among all of the states, the average effective state and local tax rate was 10.76 percent, according to the WalletHub study.

Tax Burdens by State

Overall Rank (1=Lowest) State Effective Total State & Local Tax Rates on Median U.S. Household Annual State & Local Taxes on Median U.S. Household % Difference Between State & U.S. Avg. Annual State & Local Taxes on Median State Household Adjusted Overall Rank (based on Cost of Living Index)
1 Alaska 5.70% $3,309 -47.03% $4,439 3
2 Delaware 6.14% $3,567 -42.90% $4,047 1
3 Montana 7.07% $4,106 -34.28% $3,968 2
4 Wyoming 8.05% $4,673 -25.20% $4,902 6
5 Nevada 8.20% $4,762 -23.77% $4,797 10
6 Utah 8.39% $4,874 -21.99% $5,638 8
7 Florida 8.44% $4,902 -21.54% $4,396 9
8 Idaho 8.56% $4,972 -20.41% $4,431 4
9 Colorado 8.65% $5,026 -19.55% $6,009 13
10 Tennessee 8.73% $5,071 -18.83% $4,183 5
11 District of Columbia 8.93% $5,184 -17.02% $8,487 41
12 California 8.94% $5,190 -16.92% $7,703 36
13 South Carolina 9.00% $5,230 -16.29% $4,415 11
14 Oregon 9.10% $5,287 -15.38% $5,948 17
15 Alabama 9.11% $5,290 -15.32% $4,186 7
16 West Virginia 9.66% $5,613 -10.16% $4,167 12
17 Arizona 9.69% $5,627 -9.93% $5,350 21
18 New Hampshire 9.94% $5,771 -7.62% $7,152 33
19 North Dakota 10.03% $5,825 -6.76% $5,850 22
20 New Mexico 10.37% $6,025 -3.56% $4,931 19
21 Georgia 10.44% $6,066 -2.90% $5,403 14
22 Louisiana 10.49% $6,094 -2.46% $4,922 16
23 Hawaii 10.60% $6,157 -1.45% $8,826 44
24 North Carolina 10.61% $6,165 -1.32% $5,340 15
25 Virginia 10.68% $6,203 -0.71% $7,409 27
26 Massachusetts 10.81% $6,277 0.47% $9,175 43
27 South Dakota 11.03% $6,407 2.55% $5,626 25
28 Vermont 11.18% $6,495 3.96% $6,992 39
29 Arkansas 11.25% $6,532 4.55% $4,850 18
30 Minnesota 11.30% $6,561 5.02% $7,185 30
31 Missouri 11.30% $6,562 5.03% $5,653 20
32 Oklahoma 11.35% $6,590 5.48% $5,297 24
33 Maryland 11.40% $6,619 5.95% $9,392 46
34 Maine 11.71% $6,799 8.83% $6,323 40
35 Indiana 11.76% $6,828 9.29% $5,814 26
36 Mississippi 11.99% $6,962 11.45% $5,056 23
37 Washington 12.08% $7,019 12.35% $8,716 42
38 Kentucky 12.33% $7,163 14.66% $5,609 29
39 New Jersey 12.40% $7,203 15.30% $11,119 47
40 Michigan 12.43% $7,220 15.57% $5,951 28
41 Texas 12.71% $7,380 18.14% $6,576 34
42 Iowa 12.92% $7,501 20.07% $6,546 32
43 Ohio 13.05% $7,580 21.33% $6,247 31
44 Rhode Island 13.21% $7,672 22.81% $8,667 48
45 Wisconsin 13.32% $7,734 23.79% $7,199 38
46 Kansas 13.35% $7,752 24.09% $6,813 35
47 Nebraska 13.37% $7,763 24.26% $6,778 37
48 New York 13.74% $7,978 27.71% $10,074 51
49 Pennsylvania 13.78% $8,004 28.12% $7,580 45
50 Connecticut 14.41% $8,370 33.98% $10,987 50
51 Illinois 14.90% $8,653 38.51% $8,585 49

Source: WalletHub.com

This article was first published on Watchdog.org.

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