Louisiana Paycheck Calculator

Easily estimate take home pay after income tax so you can have an idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget

Last reviewed on January 29, 2023
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Enter your employment income into the paycheck calculator above to estimate how taxes in Louisiana, USA may affect your finances. You'll then get your estimated take home pay, an estimated breakdown of your potential tax liability, and a quick summary down here so you can have a better idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget.

This paycheck calculator also works as an income tax calculator for Louisiana, as it shows you how much income tax you have to pay based on your salary and personal details.

To learn more about Louisiana, its income tax, and tax brackets, so that you can get a deeper understanding of how your budget and finances may be affected, scroll down to the detail section below!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the income tax rate in Louisiana?

The state income tax rate in Louisiana is progressive and ranges from 1.85% to 4.25% while federal income tax rates range from 10% to 37% depending on your income. This paycheck calculator can help estimate your take home pay and your average income tax rate.

How many income tax brackets are there in Louisiana?

The state income tax system in Louisiana has three different tax brackets. For more details, check out our detail section.

How Your Louisiana Paycheck Works

You may know Louisiana for its Mardi Gras, jazz, and Cajun food. If you work in the Pelican State, you should also know how your paycheck works and how it is influenced by various taxes since this affects your budgeting.

First off, your paycheck describes your gross pay and your net pay. Your gross pay is the amount you earn before anything is taken out. On the other hand, your net pay is the amount you take home after all taxes and other items are subtracted. This is also called your disposable income.

Income tax is one of the main things withheld from your gross pay. It is a tax that you pay to the federal and state governments based on your income level and filing status, such as being single, married filing jointly, etc. The way these two levels of government calculate and collect income tax is slightly different.

The federal government uses a progressive income tax system, which means that your tax rate increases as your income increases. The more you earn, the higher your tax rate will be. You can adjust your federal tax withholding by filling out Form W-4 and submitting it to your employer.

The state of Louisiana also uses a progressive tax system, but with fewer and lower tax brackets. There are three different tax brackets that range from 1.85% to 4.25%. Your brackets depend on your income level and filing status, just like the federal system. For state income tax withholding, you need to fill out Form L-4.

Louisiana does not have any local income taxes, so you do not have to worry about any additional withholding for city or parish taxes. However, Louisiana does have relatively high sales taxes that vary by location. Just something to keep in mind.

Another thing that will affect your Louisiana paycheck is FICA tax. This consists of two federal payroll taxes that fund the Social Security and Medicare programs which provide benefits for millions of Americans.

The Social Security tax rate is 6.2% and the Medicare tax rate is 1.45%. Both taxes are applied to your wages up to a certain limit ($147,000 for Social Security and no limit for Medicare in 2022). Your employer will match these taxes and pay the same amount to the federal government on your behalf. High income earners may also see a 0.9% Medicare surtax as well.

You might have other items taken from your paycheck that are not related to taxes. These could include contributions to retirement plans, health insurance premiums, union dues, charitable donations, etc. For items processed pre-tax, they may reduce your taxable income and lower your tax liability.

State Income Tax Brackets

Single, Married filing separately, or Head of household
Married Filing Jointly

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 12,5001.85%
From 12,500 to 50,0003.5%
From 50,000 onwards4.25%

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 25,0001.85%
From 25,000 to 100,0003.5%
From 100,000 onwards4.25%

Those that are married filing jointly see the same tax rate range, but have their tax bracket amounts doubled.

A state standard deduction exists in the form of a personal exemption and varies depending on your filing status.

Additionally, Louisiana is one of the few states that allow federal income tax to be deducted as well.

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  • Estimated results are just estimates. They are not a guarantee of future results.
  • Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This paycheck calculator only provides a rough estimate according to the most common scenarios for standard employment income that comes from an employer. If you are self-employed, your taxes might differ.
  • There may be additional deductions, credits, exemptions, allowances, reliefs, etc depending on many factors. Some factors are about your family such as the number of dependents, children, relatives, parents, etc. Other factors may include mortgage payments, property depreciation, charitible donations, additional voluntary retirement contributions, etc. Whether or not you are handicapped and/or disabled may also sometimes be an additional factor.
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