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Louisiana - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 30, 2015 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance
County Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5 or more
Acadia Parish 988 1,161 1,223 1,364 1,386
Allen Parish 981 1,152 1,214 1,354 1,375
Ascension Parish 1,317 1,547 1,630 1,817 1,847
Assumption Parish 1,023 1,201 1,266 1,412 1,434
Avoyelles Parish 961 1,128 1,189 1,326 1,347
Beauregard Parish 1,054 1,238 1,305 1,455 1,479
Bienville Parish 907 1,065 1,122 1,251 1,271
Bossier Parish 1,218 1,430 1,507 1,680 1,707
Caddo Parish 1,139 1,338 1,410 1,572 1,598
Calcasieu Parish 1,103 1,295 1,365 1,522 1,547
Caldwell Parish 945 1,110 1,170 1,305 1,326
Cameron Parish 1,061 1,246 1,313 1,464 1,488
Catahoula Parish 898 1,054 1,111 1,239 1,259
Claiborne Parish 991 1,163 1,226 1,367 1,389
Concordia Parish 931 1,093 1,152 1,284 1,305
De Soto Parish 1,023 1,201 1,266 1,412 1,434
East Baton Rouge Parish 1,272 1,494 1,574 1,755 1,783
East Carroll Parish 922 1,083 1,141 1,272 1,293
East Feliciana Parish 1,029 1,209 1,274 1,421 1,443
Evangeline Parish 921 1,082 1,140 1,271 1,292
Franklin Parish 914 1,073 1,131 1,261 1,281
Grant Parish 1,007 1,182 1,246 1,389 1,412
Iberia Parish 1,117 1,312 1,383 1,542 1,567
Iberville Parish 1,058 1,242 1,309 1,460 1,483
Jackson Parish 924 1,086 1,144 1,276 1,296
Jefferson Parish 1,397 1,641 1,729 1,928 1,959
Jefferson Davis Parish 1,008 1,183 1,247 1,390 1,413
Lafayette Parish 1,269 1,491 1,571 1,752 1,780
Lafourche Parish 1,171 1,375 1,449 1,616 1,642
La Salle Parish 890 1,046 1,102 1,229 1,249
Lincoln Parish 1,136 1,334 1,406 1,568 1,593
Livingston Parish 1,248 1,465 1,544 1,722 1,749
Madison Parish 856 1,006 1,060 1,182 1,201
Morehouse Parish 949 1,115 1,175 1,310 1,331
Natchitoches Parish 1,059 1,244 1,311 1,462 1,485
Orleans Parish 1,535 1,803 1,900 2,119 2,153
Ouachita Parish 1,122 1,318 1,389 1,549 1,574
Plaquemines Parish 1,525 1,791 1,887 2,104 2,138
Pointe Coupee Parish 1,162 1,365 1,438 1,603 1,629
Rapides Parish 1,147 1,347 1,419 1,582 1,608
Red River Parish 879 1,033 1,088 1,213 1,233
Richland Parish 919 1,079 1,137 1,268 1,288
Sabine Parish 984 1,156 1,218 1,358 1,380
St. Bernard Parish 1,142 1,341 1,413 1,575 1,601
St. Charles Parish 1,443 1,695 1,786 1,991 2,024
St. Helena Parish 1,063 1,248 1,315 1,466 1,490
St. James Parish 1,152 1,353 1,425 1,589 1,615
St. John the Baptist Parish 1,302 1,530 1,612 1,797 1,826
St. Landry Parish 948 1,113 1,173 1,308 1,329
St. Martin Parish 1,028 1,207 1,272 1,418 1,441
St. Mary Parish 1,102 1,294 1,364 1,521 1,545
St. Tammany Parish 1,490 1,750 1,844 2,056 2,089
Tangipahoa Parish 1,153 1,355 1,427 1,592 1,617
Tensas Parish 907 1,065 1,122 1,251 1,271
Terrebonne Parish 1,188 1,395 1,470 1,639 1,666
Union Parish 1,008 1,183 1,247 1,390 1,413
Vermilion Parish 1,024 1,202 1,267 1,413 1,436
Vernon Parish 988 1,161 1,223 1,364 1,386
Washington Parish 958 1,126 1,186 1,322 1,344
Webster Parish 1,028 1,207 1,272 1,418 1,441
West Baton Rouge Parish 1,199 1,409 1,484 1,655 1,682
West Carroll Parish 888 1,043 1,099 1,225 1,245
West Feliciana Parish 1,446 1,698 1,789 1,995 2,027
Winn Parish 904 1,062 1,119 1,248 1,268

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