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 April 26, 2021 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 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2021 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Acadia Parish 1,176 1,381 1,455 1,622 1,649
Allen Parish 1,085 1,275 1,343 1,497 1,522
Ascension Parish 1,479 1,738 1,831 2,042 2,075
Assumption Parish 1,208 1,419 1,495 1,667 1,694
Avoyelles Parish 1,069 1,256 1,323 1,475 1,499
Beauregard Parish 1,165 1,368 1,442 1,608 1,634
Bienville Parish 988 1,161 1,223 1,364 1,386
Bossier Parish 1,343 1,577 1,662 1,853 1,883
Caddo Parish 1,273 1,495 1,575 1,756 1,784
Calcasieu Parish 1,259 1,479 1,558 1,737 1,765
Caldwell Parish 1,050 1,234 1,300 1,450 1,473
Cameron Parish 1,241 1,458 1,536 1,713 1,740
Catahoula Parish 1,071 1,258 1,326 1,478 1,502
Claiborne Parish 1,059 1,244 1,311 1,462 1,485
Concordia Parish 1,068 1,255 1,322 1,474 1,498
De Soto Parish 1,130 1,328 1,399 1,560 1,585
East Baton Rouge Parish 1,433 1,684 1,774 1,978 2,010
East Carroll Parish 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647
East Feliciana Parish 1,213 1,424 1,501 1,674 1,701
Evangeline Parish 1,120 1,315 1,386 1,545 1,570
Franklin Parish 1,036 1,217 1,282 1,429 1,453
Grant Parish 1,122 1,318 1,389 1,549 1,574
Iberia Parish 1,153 1,354 1,427 1,591 1,617
Iberville Parish 1,234 1,449 1,527 1,703 1,730
Jackson Parish 1,065 1,251 1,318 1,470 1,493
Jefferson Parish 1,479 1,737 1,830 2,040 2,073
Jefferson Davis Parish 1,177 1,383 1,457 1,625 1,651
Lafayette Parish 1,408 1,653 1,742 1,942 1,974
Lafourche Parish 1,322 1,553 1,636 1,824 1,854
La Salle Parish 1,144 1,344 1,416 1,579 1,604
Lincoln Parish 1,345 1,580 1,665 1,856 1,886
Livingston Parish 1,363 1,601 1,687 1,881 1,911
Madison Parish 1,140 1,339 1,411 1,573 1,599
Morehouse Parish 1,095 1,286 1,355 1,511 1,535
Natchitoches Parish 1,298 1,524 1,606 1,791 1,820
Orleans Parish 1,700 1,997 2,104 2,346 2,384
Ouachita Parish 1,232 1,447 1,525 1,700 1,728
Plaquemines Parish 1,526 1,792 1,888 2,105 2,139
Pointe Coupee Parish 1,186 1,393 1,468 1,637 1,663
Rapides Parish 1,260 1,479 1,559 1,738 1,766
Red River Parish 1,159 1,362 1,435 1,600 1,626
Richland Parish 1,134 1,332 1,404 1,565 1,591
Sabine Parish 1,135 1,333 1,405 1,567 1,592
St. Bernard Parish 1,204 1,414 1,490 1,661 1,688
St. Charles Parish 1,550 1,820 1,918 2,139 2,173
St. Helena Parish 1,151 1,351 1,424 1,588 1,613
St. James Parish 1,360 1,597 1,683 1,877 1,907
St. John the Baptist Parish 1,254 1,473 1,552 1,730 1,758
St. Landry Parish 1,081 1,270 1,338 1,492 1,516
St. Martin Parish 1,224 1,438 1,515 1,689 1,716
St. Mary Parish 1,190 1,398 1,473 1,642 1,669
St. Tammany Parish 1,582 1,858 1,958 2,183 2,218
Tangipahoa Parish 1,270 1,492 1,572 1,753 1,781
Tensas Parish 1,037 1,219 1,284 1,432 1,455
Terrebonne Parish 1,364 1,602 1,688 1,882 1,913
Union Parish 1,126 1,322 1,393 1,553 1,578
Vermilion Parish 1,151 1,352 1,425 1,589 1,615
Vernon Parish 1,225 1,439 1,516 1,690 1,718
Washington Parish 1,084 1,274 1,342 1,496 1,520
Webster Parish 1,054 1,238 1,305 1,455 1,479
West Baton Rouge Parish 1,460 1,715 1,807 2,015 2,047
West Carroll Parish 1,012 1,188 1,252 1,396 1,419
West Feliciana Parish 1,577 1,852 1,952 2,176 2,212
Winn Parish 1,096 1,288 1,357 1,513 1,537