Louisiana Income Tax Calculator

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Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction
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Louisiana income tax calculation

The chemical industry accounts for one-sixth of the Pelican State’s gross domestic product. The median household income is $57,206 (2021) and it ranks among the lowest in the United States.

Brief summary of Louisiana state income tax:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 1.85% to 4.25%
  • no local income taxes
  • no additional state payroll tax
  • no state-level standard deduction
  • can claim state exemptions
Louisiana state

From Wikipedia

Calculating your Louisiana state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal income tax calculator:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − (Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State payroll tax

Some states have payroll taxes such as:

  • State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)
  • State Disability Insurance (SDI)
  • State Family Leave Insurance (FLI)

However, Louisiana has nope of these additional insurance taxes. Only federal FICA taxes will be deducted from your paycheck.

State income tax brackets

Tax brackets are split into single and married filers. For more information on tax brackets, please refer to Tax Foundation.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $12,500 1.85%
$12,500 – $50,000 3.5%
$50,000+ 4.25%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $25,000 1.85%
$25,000 – $100,000 3.5%
$100,000+ 4.25%
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $12,500 2%
$12,500 – $50,000 4%
$50,000+ 6%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $25,000 2%
$25,000 – $100,000 4%
$100,000+ 6%

State standard deduction

Louisiana does not have a standard deduction.

State exemptions

You can claim yourself and another dependent(s) as an exemption(s). For more information on personal exemptions, please refer to Tax Foundation.

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,500
Married, Filing Jointly $9,000
Dependent $1,000 each

FAQs

How do I calculate my Louisiana income tax?

Calculate your Louisiana state income tax with the following six steps.

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − (Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $50000 a year after taxes in Louisiana?

With an annual wage of $50000 in 2022, a single filer will take home $40,548.25 with a total income tax of $9,451.75.