Tax Facts and Tips

Tax Facts and Tips

Personal and real property taxes

  • Property taxes are assessed and collected at the local level -- 64 parishes and 7 municipal districts -- and not by the Louisiana Department of Revenue. The Louisiana Tax Commission has a regulatory role regarding property assessments.           
  • Taxpayers having property in the state of Louisiana are required to file a property tax return with the assessor of any parish and any municipality levying a tax on or before April 1 or within 45 days of receipt of the return form, whichever is later, furnishing values as of Jan. 1.
  • Property subject to ad valorem taxation is listed on the assessment rolls at its assessed valuation, which, less some exceptions, is a percentage of its fair market value. The percentage of fair market value is uniform throughout the state upon the same class of property.
  • Louisiana offers a homestead exemption on the first $7,500 of the value of a person's primary residence. The exemption, however, does not usually apply to municipal taxes.

Find out more on personal income tax rates at the Louisiana Department of Revenue's Web site.

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Pat Wattam
RE/MAX First, Independently Owned and Operated
4750 Sherwood Common
Baton Rouge LA 70816
Office Direct: 225-298-6900
Office Main: 225-291-1234
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RE/MAX First
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Main: 225-291-1234

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission