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, 2020 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 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Acadia Parish 1,120 1,315 1,386 1,545 1,570
Allen Parish 1,116 1,311 1,381 1,540 1,565
Ascension Parish 1,441 1,693 1,784 1,989 2,021
Assumption Parish 1,179 1,385 1,459 1,627 1,653
Avoyelles Parish 1,068 1,255 1,322 1,474 1,498
Beauregard Parish 1,166 1,369 1,443 1,609 1,635
Bienville Parish 987 1,160 1,222 1,363 1,385
Bossier Parish 1,320 1,551 1,634 1,822 1,851
Caddo Parish 1,257 1,477 1,556 1,735 1,763
Calcasieu Parish 1,248 1,466 1,545 1,723 1,750
Caldwell Parish 1,117 1,312 1,382 1,541 1,566
Cameron Parish 1,239 1,455 1,533 1,709 1,737
Catahoula Parish 1,003 1,178 1,241 1,384 1,406
Claiborne Parish 1,068 1,255 1,322 1,474 1,498
Concordia Parish 1,067 1,253 1,320 1,472 1,496
De Soto Parish 1,117 1,312 1,382 1,541 1,566
East Baton Rouge Parish 1,414 1,661 1,750 1,951 1,983
East Carroll Parish 1,137 1,335 1,407 1,569 1,594
East Feliciana Parish 1,164 1,367 1,440 1,606 1,632
Evangeline Parish 1,084 1,274 1,342 1,496 1,520
Franklin Parish 1,007 1,182 1,246 1,389 1,412
Grant Parish 1,109 1,302 1,372 1,530 1,554
Iberia Parish 1,150 1,350 1,423 1,587 1,612
Iberville Parish 1,222 1,435 1,512 1,686 1,713
Jackson Parish 1,038 1,219 1,285 1,433 1,456
Jefferson Davis Parish 1,186 1,393 1,468 1,637 1,663
Jefferson Parish 1,472 1,729 1,822 2,032 2,064
La Salle Parish 1,189 1,397 1,472 1,641 1,668
Lafayette Parish 1,390 1,632 1,720 1,918 1,949
Lafourche Parish 1,294 1,520 1,602 1,786 1,815
Lincoln Parish 1,315 1,544 1,627 1,814 1,843
Livingston Parish 1,350 1,586 1,671 1,863 1,893
Madison Parish 987 1,160 1,222 1,363 1,385
Morehouse Parish 1,112 1,306 1,376 1,534 1,559
Natchitoches Parish 1,231 1,445 1,523 1,698 1,726
Orleans Parish 1,694 1,989 2,096 2,337 2,375
Ouachita Parish 1,221 1,434 1,511 1,685 1,712
Plaquemines Parish 1,509 1,773 1,868 2,083 2,116
Pointe Coupee Parish 1,203 1,413 1,489 1,660 1,687
Rapides Parish 1,249 1,467 1,546 1,724 1,752
Red River Parish 1,161 1,364 1,437 1,602 1,628
Richland Parish 1,107 1,300 1,370 1,528 1,552
Sabine Parish 1,105 1,298 1,368 1,525 1,550
St. Bernard Parish 1,178 1,384 1,458 1,626 1,652
St. Charles Parish 1,509 1,773 1,868 2,083 2,116
St. Helena Parish 1,142 1,341 1,413 1,575 1,601
St. James Parish 1,336 1,570 1,654 1,844 1,874
St. John the Baptist Parish 1,285 1,509 1,590 1,773 1,801
St. Landry Parish 1,060 1,245 1,312 1,463 1,486
St. Martin Parish 1,169 1,373 1,447 1,613 1,639
St. Mary Parish 1,170 1,374 1,448 1,615 1,641
St. Tammany Parish 1,570 1,844 1,943 2,166 2,201
Tangipahoa Parish 1,265 1,486 1,566 1,746 1,774
Tensas Parish 1,035 1,216 1,281 1,428 1,451
Terrebonne Parish 1,343 1,577 1,662 1,853 1,883
Union Parish 1,147 1,347 1,419 1,582 1,608
Vermilion Parish 1,155 1,356 1,429 1,593 1,619
Vernon Parish 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647
Washington Parish 1,042 1,224 1,290 1,438 1,462
Webster Parish 1,086 1,275 1,344 1,499 1,523
West Baton Rouge Parish 1,461 1,716 1,808 2,016 2,048
West Carroll Parish 1,004 1,180 1,243 1,386 1,408
West Feliciana Parish 1,410 1,656 1,745 1,946 1,977
Winn Parish 1,067 1,253 1,320 1,472 1,496