Louisiana Income Tax Rate 2016 - 2017

Louisiana state income tax rate table for the 2016 - 2017 filing season has three income tax brackets with LA tax rates of 2%, 4% and 6% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The Louisiana tax rate and tax brackets are unchanged from last year. Louisiana income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Single Tax BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Louisiana Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Louisiana Department of Revenue..
$0to$12,5002%
$12,501to$50,0004%
$50,001to6%
Married Filing Jointly BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Louisiana Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Louisiana Department of Revenue..
$0to$25,0002%
$25,001to$100,0004%
$100,001to6%
Married Filing Separately BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Louisiana Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Louisiana Department of Revenue..
$0to$12,5002%
$12,501to$50,0004%
$50,001to6%
Head of Household BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Louisiana Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Louisiana Department of Revenue..
$0to$12,5002%
$12,501to$50,0004%
$50,001to6%

Please reference the Louisiana tax forms and instructions booklet published by the Louisiana Department of Revenue to determine if you owe state income tax or are due a state income tax refund. Louisiana income tax forms are generally published at the end of each calendar year, which will include any last minute 2016 - 2017 legislative changes to the LA tax rate or tax brackets. The Louisiana income tax rate tables and tax brackets shown on this web page are for illustration purposes only.

Louisiana Tax Brackets 2016 - 2017

Looking at the tax rate and tax brackets shown in the tables above for Louisiana, we can see that Louisiana collects individual income taxes differently for Single versus Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the progressive nature of Louisiana state income tax rates from the lowest LA tax rate bracket of 2% to the highest LA tax rate bracket of 6%.

For single taxpayers living and working in the state of Louisiana:

  • Tax rate of 2% on the first $12,500 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 4% on taxable income between $12,501 and $50,000.
  • Tax rate of 6% on taxable income over $50,000.

For married taxpayers living and working in the state of Louisiana:

  • Tax rate of 2% on the first $25,000 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 4% on taxable income between $25,001 and $100,000.
  • Tax rate of 6% on taxable income over $100,000.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the LA tax rates and the number of tax brackets remain the same. Notice, however, the Louisiana income tax brackets for Married Filing Jointly increase from $12,500 to $25,000 (double) at 4%, and increase from $50,000 to $100,000 (double) at 6% the highest tax bracket. Married Filing Separately income tax brackets are one half that of the Married Filing Jointly income tax brackets in the state of Louisiana.

Last updated: December 17, 2016