Louisiana Lowers Sales Tax Rate, Extends Many Exemption Suspensions, and Taxes Business Utilities

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Louisiana state capitol building.

Effective July 1, 2018, Louisiana's overall state sales tax rate will decrease from 5 percent to 4.45 percent. The 4.45 percent tax rate will apply to the sale, use, consumption, distribution, lease, or rental of tangible personal property, and the sale of services.

Certain exemptions will continue to be suspended. In 2016, Louisiana suspended many exemptions, and these suspensions were set to expire over time. Some were set to expire July 1, 2018. The new law has changed that, and many of these exemptions are now suspended through June 30, 2025.

Also, beginning July 1, 2018, a 2 percent sales tax rate will apply to the sale, use, consumption, storage, or distribution of steam, water, electric power or energy, natural gas, or other energy sources for non-residential use ("business utilities").The reduced overall state sales tax rate and the 2 percent rate for business utilities is set to remain in effect until June 30, 2025.

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