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 25, 2022 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 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 1 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 2 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 3 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 4 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 5
Acadia Parish 1,290 1,516 1,597 1,781 1,809
Allen Parish 1,193 1,401 1,476 1,646 1,672
Ascension Parish 1,618 1,901 2,003 2,233 2,269
Assumption Parish 1,325 1,556 1,640 1,829 1,858
Avoyelles Parish 1,176 1,381 1,455 1,622 1,649
Beauregard Parish 1,279 1,502 1,583 1,765 1,794
Bienville Parish 1,088 1,278 1,347 1,502 1,526
Bossier Parish 1,471 1,728 1,821 2,030 2,063
Caddo Parish 1,395 1,639 1,727 1,926 1,957
Calcasieu Parish 1,380 1,621 1,708 1,904 1,935
Caldwell Parish 1,155 1,356 1,429 1,593 1,619
Cameron Parish 1,361 1,599 1,685 1,879 1,909
Catahoula Parish 1,178 1,384 1,458 1,626 1,652
Claiborne Parish 1,164 1,368 1,441 1,607 1,633
Concordia Parish 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647
De Soto Parish 1,242 1,459 1,537 1,714 1,741
East Baton Rouge Parish 1,569 1,843 1,942 2,165 2,200
East Carroll Parish 1,290 1,515 1,596 1,780 1,808
East Feliciana Parish 1,331 1,563 1,647 1,836 1,866
Evangeline Parish 1,231 1,445 1,523 1,698 1,726
Franklin Parish 1,139 1,338 1,410 1,572 1,598
Grant Parish 1,233 1,448 1,526 1,701 1,729
Iberia Parish 1,266 1,487 1,567 1,747 1,775
Iberville Parish 1,353 1,590 1,675 1,868 1,898
Jackson Parish 1,171 1,375 1,449 1,616 1,642
Jefferson Parish 1,618 1,900 2,002 2,232 2,268
Jefferson Davis Parish 1,292 1,517 1,599 1,783 1,812
Lafayette Parish 1,541 1,810 1,907 2,126 2,161
Lafourche Parish 1,449 1,702 1,793 1,999 2,031
La Salle Parish 1,256 1,476 1,555 1,734 1,762
Lincoln Parish 1,474 1,731 1,824 2,034 2,067
Livingston Parish 1,492 1,753 1,847 2,059 2,093
Madison Parish 1,252 1,470 1,549 1,727 1,755
Morehouse Parish 1,203 1,413 1,489 1,660 1,687
Natchitoches Parish 1,423 1,671 1,761 1,964 1,995
Orleans Parish 1,858 2,182 2,299 2,563 2,605
Ouachita Parish 1,352 1,588 1,673 1,865 1,896
Plaquemines Parish 1,669 1,960 2,065 2,302 2,340
Pointe Coupee Parish 1,302 1,530 1,612 1,797 1,826
Rapides Parish 1,381 1,622 1,709 1,906 1,936
Red River Parish 1,273 1,496 1,576 1,757 1,786
Richland Parish 1,245 1,462 1,541 1,718 1,746
Sabine Parish 1,247 1,464 1,543 1,720 1,748
St. Bernard Parish 1,321 1,552 1,635 1,823 1,852
St. Charles Parish 1,695 1,991 2,098 2,339 2,377
St. Helena Parish 1,264 1,484 1,564 1,744 1,772
St. James Parish 1,490 1,750 1,844 2,056 2,089
St. John the Baptist Parish 1,375 1,615 1,702 1,898 1,928
St. Landry Parish 1,188 1,395 1,470 1,639 1,666
St. Martin Parish 1,343 1,577 1,662 1,853 1,883
St. Mary Parish 1,306 1,534 1,616 1,802 1,831
St. Tammany Parish 1,730 2,032 2,141 2,387 2,426
Tangipahoa Parish 1,393 1,636 1,724 1,922 1,953
Tensas Parish 1,141 1,340 1,412 1,574 1,600
Terrebonne Parish 1,493 1,754 1,848 2,061 2,094
Union Parish 1,236 1,452 1,530 1,706 1,733
Vermilion Parish 1,265 1,485 1,565 1,745 1,773
Vernon Parish 1,344 1,578 1,663 1,854 1,884
Washington Parish 1,192 1,400 1,475 1,645 1,671
Webster Parish 1,159 1,362 1,435 1,600 1,626
West Baton Rouge Parish 1,598 1,877 1,978 2,205 2,241
West Carroll Parish 1,113 1,308 1,378 1,536 1,561
West Feliciana Parish 1,724 2,025 2,134 2,379 2,418
Winn Parish 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689