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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 28, 2016 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 959 1,126 1,187 1,324 1,345
Allen Parish 971 1,141 1,202 1,340 1,362
Ascension Parish 1,289 1,514 1,595 1,778 1,807
Assumption Parish 1,026 1,205 1,270 1,416 1,439
Avoyelles Parish 931 1,093 1,152 1,284 1,305
Beauregard Parish 1,058 1,243 1,310 1,461 1,484
Bienville Parish 937 1,101 1,160 1,293 1,314
Bossier Parish 1,210 1,422 1,498 1,670 1,697
Caddo Parish 1,155 1,357 1,430 1,594 1,620
Calcasieu Parish 1,101 1,293 1,363 1,520 1,544
Caldwell Parish 937 1,101 1,160 1,293 1,314
Cameron Parish 1,070 1,256 1,324 1,476 1,500
Catahoula Parish 852 1,001 1,055 1,176 1,195
Claiborne Parish 960 1,127 1,188 1,325 1,346
Concordia Parish 924 1,086 1,144 1,276 1,296
De Soto Parish 1,024 1,202 1,267 1,413 1,436
East Baton Rouge Parish 1,276 1,498 1,579 1,761 1,789
East Carroll Parish 836 982 1,035 1,154 1,173
East Feliciana Parish 1,058 1,242 1,309 1,460 1,483
Evangeline Parish 920 1,080 1,138 1,269 1,289
Franklin Parish 919 1,079 1,137 1,268 1,288
Grant Parish 956 1,123 1,183 1,319 1,340
Iberia Parish 1,079 1,267 1,335 1,489 1,513
Iberville Parish 1,108 1,301 1,371 1,529 1,553
Jackson Parish 941 1,105 1,164 1,298 1,319
Jefferson Davis Parish 1,057 1,241 1,308 1,458 1,482
Jefferson Parish 1,367 1,606 1,692 1,887 1,917
La Salle Parish 941 1,105 1,164 1,298 1,319
Lafayette Parish 1,246 1,463 1,542 1,719 1,747
Lafourche Parish 1,147 1,347 1,419 1,582 1,608
Lincoln Parish 1,135 1,333 1,405 1,567 1,592
Livingston Parish 1,227 1,441 1,518 1,693 1,720
Madison Parish 839 985 1,038 1,157 1,176
Morehouse Parish 950 1,116 1,176 1,311 1,332
Natchitoches Parish 1,058 1,242 1,309 1,460 1,483
Orleans Parish 1,526 1,792 1,888 2,105 2,139
Ouachita Parish 1,098 1,290 1,359 1,515 1,540
Plaquemines Parish 1,389 1,631 1,719 1,917 1,948
Pointe Coupee Parish 1,163 1,366 1,439 1,604 1,630
Rapides Parish 1,125 1,321 1,392 1,552 1,577
Red River Parish 886 1,040 1,096 1,222 1,242
Richland Parish 930 1,092 1,151 1,283 1,304
Sabine Parish 988 1,161 1,223 1,364 1,386
St. Bernard Parish 1,133 1,330 1,402 1,563 1,588
St. Charles Parish 1,406 1,651 1,740 1,940 1,971
St. Helena Parish 1,043 1,225 1,291 1,439 1,463
St. James Parish 1,108 1,301 1,371 1,529 1,553
St. John the Baptist Parish 1,294 1,519 1,601 1,785 1,814
St. Landry Parish 961 1,128 1,189 1,326 1,347
St. Martin Parish 1,016 1,194 1,258 1,403 1,425
St. Mary Parish 1,101 1,293 1,363 1,520 1,544
St. Tammany Parish 1,457 1,711 1,803 2,010 2,043
Tangipahoa Parish 1,160 1,363 1,436 1,601 1,627
Tensas Parish 915 1,074 1,132 1,262 1,283
Terrebonne Parish 1,180 1,386 1,460 1,628 1,654
Union Parish 986 1,158 1,220 1,360 1,382
Vermilion Parish 1,030 1,210 1,275 1,422 1,445
Vernon Parish 978 1,149 1,211 1,350 1,372
Washington Parish 935 1,098 1,157 1,290 1,311
Webster Parish 1,069 1,256 1,323 1,475 1,499
West Baton Rouge Parish 1,203 1,413 1,489 1,660 1,687
West Carroll Parish 865 1,015 1,070 1,193 1,212
West Feliciana Parish 1,342 1,576 1,661 1,852 1,882
Winn Parish 865 1,016 1,071 1,194 1,213

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