Sales Tax Rate In $locality Louisiana 2016 Covington, Louisiana Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Covington

COVINGTON Sales Tax Rate

8.75%

2016 Covington sales tax
Exact tax amount may vary for different items
Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Louisiana State Sales Tax 4.00%
County Sales Tax N/A
Covington Sales Tax 4.75%
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 8.75% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Covington, Louisiana sales tax is 8.75% , consisting of 4.00% Louisiana state sales tax and 4.75% Covington local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 4.75% city sales tax.

  • The Covington Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Covington
  • Groceries are exempt from the Covington and Louisiana state sales taxes
  • Covington collects a 4.75% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Louisiana law
  • Covington has a lower sales tax than 58.3% of Louisiana's other cities and counties

Covington Louisiana Sales Tax Exemptions

COVINGTON - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Covington doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Louisiana state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Louisiana's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Covington.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:8.75% Prepared Food:8.75% Prescription Drugs:4.75% Non-Prescription Drugs:4.75%

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All merchants operating in Covington must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Louisiana Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Louisiana sales tax.

Covington Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Covington sales tax region partially or fully covers 2 zip codes in Louisiana. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Louisiana here

7043370434

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