2016 Orleans Parish, Louisiana Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax - Orleans Parish
|Tax Jurisdiction||Sales Tax|
|Louisiana State Sales Tax||4.00%|
|County Sales Tax||5.00%|
|City Sales Tax||N/A|
|Special Sales Tax||N/A|
|Combined Sales Tax||9.00% [Is this data incorrect?]|
The Orleans Parish, Louisiana sales tax is 9.00% , consisting of 4.00% Louisiana state sales tax and 5.00% Orleans Parish local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 5.00% county sales tax.
- The Orleans Parish Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Orleans Parish
- Groceries are exempt from the Orleans Parish and Louisiana state sales taxes
- Orleans Parish collects a 5% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Louisiana law
- Orleans Parish has a higher sales tax than 70.8% of Louisiana's other cities and counties
Orleans Parish Louisiana Sales Tax Exemptions
In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Orleans Parish 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 Orleans Parish.
Orleans Parish Sales Tax Calculator
All merchants operating in Orleans Parish 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.
Orleans Parish Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes
The Orleans Parish sales tax region partially or fully covers 57 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
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- Learn more about the Louisiana sales tax
- View Louisiana sales taxes by county
- Orleans Parish sales tax rate map (by SalesTaxHandbook)
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