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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 31, 2014 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 1223 1,364 1,386
Allen Parish 981 1,152 1214 1,354 1,375
Ascension Parish 1,317 1,547 1630 1,817 1,847
Assumption Parish 1,001 1,176 1239 1,381 1,404
Avoyelles Parish 961 1,128 1189 1,326 1,347
Beauregard Parish 1,037 1,218 1283 1,431 1,454
Bienville Parish 882 1,036 1092 1,218 1,237
Bossier Parish 1,213 1,424 1501 1,674 1,701
Caddo Parish 1,137 1,335 1407 1,569 1,594
Calcasieu Parish 1,093 1,284 1353 1,509 1,533
Caldwell Parish 936 1,099 1158 1,291 1,312
Cameron Parish 1,061 1,246 1313 1,464 1,488
Catahoula Parish 884 1,038 1094 1,220 1,240
Claiborne Parish 991 1,163 1226 1,367 1,389
Concordia Parish 931 1,093 1152 1,284 1,305
De Soto Parish 1,003 1,178 1241 1,384 1,406
East Baton Rouge Parish 1,262 1,483 1562 1,742 1,770
East Carroll Parish 922 1,083 1141 1,272 1,293
East Feliciana Parish 1,029 1,209 1274 1,421 1,443
Evangeline Parish 921 1,082 1140 1,271 1,292
Franklin Parish 900 1,057 1114 1,242 1,262
Grant Parish 1,007 1,182 1246 1,389 1,412
Iberia Parish 1,117 1,312 1383 1,542 1,567
Iberville Parish 1,054 1,238 1305 1,455 1,479
Jackson Parish 918 1,078 1136 1,267 1,287
Jefferson Davis Parish 971 1,140 1201 1,339 1,361
Jefferson Parish 1,397 1,641 1729 1,928 1,959
La Salle Parish 882 1,035 1091 1,216 1,236
Lafayette Parish 1,256 1,475 1554 1,733 1,761
Lafourche Parish 1,171 1,375 1449 1,616 1,642
Lincoln Parish 1,114 1,309 1379 1,538 1,562
Livingston Parish 1,248 1,465 1544 1,722 1,749
Madison Parish 848 996 1050 1,171 1,190
Morehouse Parish 935 1,098 1157 1,290 1,311
Natchitoches Parish 1,034 1,215 1280 1,427 1,450
Orleans Parish 1,535 1,803 1900 2,119 2,153
Ouachita Parish 1,122 1,318 1389 1,549 1,574
Plaquemines Parish 1,525 1,791 1887 2,104 2,138
Pointe Coupee Parish 1,113 1,307 1377 1,535 1,560
Rapides Parish 1,147 1,347 1419 1,582 1,608
Red River Parish 879 1,033 1088 1,213 1,233
Richland Parish 919 1,079 1137 1,268 1,288
Sabine Parish 984 1,156 1218 1,358 1,380
St. Bernard Parish 1,126 1,322 1393 1,553 1,578
St. Charles Parish 1,443 1,695 1786 1,991 2,024
St. Helena Parish 1,054 1,237 1304 1,454 1,477
St. James Parish 1,152 1,353 1425 1,589 1,615
St. John the Baptist Parish 1,302 1,530 1612 1,797 1,826
St. Landry Parish 941 1,105 1164 1,298 1,319
St. Martin Parish 1,002 1,177 1240 1,383 1,405
St. Mary Parish 1,102 1,294 1364 1,521 1,545
St. Tammany Parish 1,490 1,750 1844 2,056 2,089
Tangipahoa Parish 1,153 1,355 1427 1,592 1,617
Tensas Parish 856 1,006 1060 1,182 1,201
Terrebonne Parish 1,188 1,395 1470 1,639 1,666
Union Parish 943 1,107 1167 1,301 1,322
Vermilion Parish 1,024 1,202 1267 1,413 1,436
Vernon Parish 987 1,160 1222 1,363 1,385
Washington Parish 958 1,126 1186 1,322 1,344
Webster Parish 1,023 1,201 1266 1,412 1,434
West Baton Rouge Parish 1,199 1,409 1484 1,655 1,682
West Carroll Parish 879 1,033 1088 1,213 1,233
West Feliciana Parish 1,385 1,627 1714 1,911 1,942
Winn Parish 904 1,062 1119 1,248 1,268

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