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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 27, 2017 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

995

1,168

1,231

1,373

1,395

Allen Parish

1,018

1,196

1,260

1,405

1,428

Ascension Parish

1,315

1,545

1,628

1,815

1,845

Assumption Parish

1,105

1,298

1,368

1,525

1,550

Avoyelles Parish

977

1,147

1,209

1,348

1,370

Beauregard Parish

1,090

1,280

1,349

1,504

1,528

Bienville Parish

943

1,107

1,167

1,301

1,322

Bossier Parish

1,251

1,469

1,548

1,726

1,754

Caddo Parish

1,193

1,402

1,477

1,647

1,673

Calcasieu Parish

1,130

1,328

1,399

1,560

1,585

Caldwell Parish

988

1,161

1,223

1,364

1,386

Cameron Parish

1,149

1,349

1,422

1,586

1,611

Catahoula Parish

952

1,118

1,178

1,313

1,335

Claiborne Parish

955

1,122

1,182

1,318

1,339

Concordia Parish

951

1,117

1,177

1,312

1,334

De Soto Parish

1,051

1,235

1,301

1,451

1,474

East Baton Rouge Parish

1,309

1,537

1,620

1,806

1,835

East Carroll Parish

945

1,110

1,170

1,305

1,326

East Feliciana Parish

1,067

1,254

1,321

1,473

1,497

Evangeline Parish

995

1,168

1,231

1,373

1,395

Franklin Parish

908

1,067

1,124

1,253

1,273

Grant Parish

998

1,172

1,235

1,377

1,399

Iberia Parish

1,111

1,305

1,375

1,533

1,558

Iberville Parish

1,185

1,392

1,467

1,636

1,662

Jackson Parish

944

1,108

1,168

1,302

1,323

Jefferson Davis Parish

1,040

1,221

1,287

1,435

1,458

Jefferson Parish

1,392

1,635

1,723

1,921

1,952

La Salle Parish

967

1,136

1,197

1,335

1,356

Lafayette Parish

1,288

1,513

1,594

1,777

1,806

Lafourche Parish

1,188

1,395

1,470

1,639

1,666

Lincoln Parish

1,197

1,406

1,482

1,652

1,679

Livingston Parish

1,260

1,480

1,560

1,739

1,767

Madison Parish

905

1,063

1,120

1,249

1,269

Morehouse Parish

996

1,170

1,233

1,375

1,397

Natchitoches Parish

1,099

1,291

1,360

1,516

1,541

Orleans Parish

1,588

1,865

1,965

2,191

2,226

Ouachita Parish

1,128

1,325

1,396

1,557

1,582

Plaquemines Parish

1,504

1,766

1,861

2,075

2,109

Pointe Coupee Parish

1,214

1,425

1,502

1,675

1,702

Rapides Parish

1,162

1,365

1,438

1,603

1,629

Red River Parish

921

1,082

1,140

1,271

1,292

Richland Parish

977

1,147

1,209

1,348

1,370

Sabine Parish

1,047

1,230

1,296

1,445

1,468

St. Bernard Parish

1,155

1,357

1,430

1,594

1,620

St. Charles Parish

1,441

1,693

1,784

1,989

2,021

St. Helena Parish

939

1,103

1,162

1,296

1,317

St. James Parish

1,108

1,301

1,371

1,529

1,553

St. John the Baptist Parish

1,326

1,557

1,641

1,830

1,859

St. Landry Parish

991

1,164

1,227

1,368

1,390

St. Martin Parish

1,073

1,260

1,328

1,481

1,505

St. Mary Parish

1,126

1,322

1,393

1,553

1,578

St. Tammany Parish

1,489

1,749

1,843

2,055

2,088

Tangipahoa Parish

1,179

1,385

1,459

1,627

1,653

Tensas Parish

913

1,072

1,130

1,260

1,280

Terrebonne Parish

1,217

1,429

1,506

1,679

1,706

Union Parish

1,038

1,219

1,285

1,433

1,456

Vermilion Parish

1,037

1,218

1,283

1,431

1,454

Vernon Parish

1,033

1,214

1,279

1,426

1,449

Washington Parish

970

1,139

1,200

1,338

1,360

Webster Parish

1,066

1,252

1,319

1,471

1,494

West Baton Rouge Parish

1,332

1,565

1,649

1,839

1,868

West Carroll Parish

891

1,047

1,103

1,230

1,250

West Feliciana Parish

1,370

1,610

1,696

1,891

1,922

Winn Parish

922

1,083

1,141

1,272

1,293


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