Louisiana Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & Louisiana taxes

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 state income tax

Louisiana has a population of just under 4.7 million (2019) and is known for its unique culture, jazz music, and Mardi Gras. The median household income is $49,973 (2018) and it ranks among the lowest in the United States.

Brief summary:

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

From Wikipedia

Louisiana tax year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the tax year 2022 will start from July 01 2021 to June 30 2022.

Calculation of the income tax is similar to the 5 steps listed on our Federal paycheck calculator:

  1. figure out your filing status
  2. work out your adjusted gross income [Net income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – Exemptions = Taxable income]
  4. understand your income tax liability [Taxable income × Income tax rate = Income tax liability]
  5. minus any tax liability, deductions, withholdings [Net income – (Income tax liability + Pre-tax deductions + Post-tax deductions + Withholdings) = Your paycheck]

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

What taxes do Louisianan pay?

Besides federal income taxes, Louisianans need to pay state income tax ranging from 1.85% to 4.25% depending on the income level. There is no state EITC (payroll tax) such as State Unemployment Insurance (SUI), which is mandatory in some states.

How much do you make after taxes in Louisiana?

If you are single without any dependent with an annual income of $50000, then your annual paycheck after federal and state income taxes is $40548.25
If you are married without any dependent with a combined annual income of $100000, then your annual paycheck after federal and state income taxes is $81096.50

How much taxes are deducted from a $50,000 paycheck in Louisiana?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $787.65 monthly or $363.53 bi-weekly.