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Understanding Personal Income Tax in Louisiana

Filed under State Taxes. Fact checked on February 12, 2013.

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Louisiana personal income tax is discussed.

If you are a resident or nonresident of Louisiana and receive taxable income individually from property owned or business transacted in Louisiana, you are subject to tax on net income. Therefore, if you are operating your business as an S corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship, you will be subject to a personal income tax on your business income that passes through to you.

The following marginal tax rates apply to an individual taxpayer's taxable income:

Single, Head of Household, Married Filing Separately Rate
of Tax
$0 to $12,500 2%
$12,501 to $50,000 4% of amounts in this range
$50,001 and over 6% of amounts in this range
Married Filing Jointly, Qualifying Widow(er) Rate
of Tax
$0 to $25,000 2%
$25,001 to $100,000 4% of amounts in this range
$100,001 and over 6% of amounts in this range

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