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 25, 2019 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 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Acadia Parish

1,067

1,254

1,321

1,473

1,497

Allen Parish

1,040

1,221

1,287

1,435

1,458

Ascension Parish

1,398

1,642

1,730

1,929

1,960

Assumption Parish

1,183

1,389

1,464

1,632

1,659

Avoyelles Parish

1,000

1,175

1,238

1,380

1,403

Beauregard Parish

1,117

1,312

1,382

1,541

1,566

Bienville Parish

1,023

1,201

1,266

1,412

1,434

Bossier Parish

1,290

1,515

1,596

1,780

1,808

Caddo Parish

1,222

1,435

1,512

1,686

1,713

Calcasieu Parish

1,203

1,413

1,489

1,660

1,687

Caldwell Parish

1,018

1,196

1,260

1,405

1,428

Cameron Parish

1,229

1,443

1,521

1,696

1,723

Catahoula Parish

1,016

1,193

1,257

1,402

1,424

Claiborne Parish

1,027

1,206

1,271

1,417

1,440

Concordia Parish

1,035

1,216

1,281

1,428

1,451

De Soto Parish

1,082

1,271

1,339

1,493

1,517

East Baton Rouge Parish

1,361

1,598

1,684

1,878

1,908

East Carroll Parish

1,042

1,224

1,290

1,438

1,462

East Feliciana Parish

1,126

1,323

1,394

1,554

1,579

Evangeline Parish

1,055

1,239

1,306

1,456

1,480

Franklin Parish

950

1,116

1,176

1,311

1,332

Grant Parish

1,054

1,237

1,304

1,454

1,477

Iberia Parish

1,149

1,349

1,422

1,586

1,611

Iberville Parish

1,173

1,378

1,452

1,619

1,645

Jackson Parish

1,013

1,190

1,254

1,398

1,421

Jefferson Parish

1,440

1,691

1,782

1,987

2,019

Jefferson Davis Parish

1,115

1,310

1,380

1,539

1,564

Lafayette Parish

1,350

1,586

1,671

1,863

1,893

Lafourche Parish

1,276

1,498

1,579

1,761

1,789

La Salle Parish

1,069

1,256

1,323

1,475

1,499

Lincoln Parish

1,266

1,487

1,567

1,747

1,775

Livingston Parish

1,295

1,521

1,603

1,787

1,816

Madison Parish

930

1,092

1,151

1,283

1,304

Morehouse Parish

1,064

1,250

1,317

1,468

1,492

Natchitoches Parish

1,197

1,406

1,482

1,652

1,679

Orleans Parish

1,648

1,936

2,040

2,275

2,311

Ouachita Parish

1,192

1,400

1,475

1,645

1,671

Plaquemines Parish

1,495

1,756

1,850

2,063

2,096

Pointe Coupee Parish

1,179

1,385

1,459

1,627

1,653

Rapides Parish

1,223

1,437

1,514

1,688

1,715

Red River Parish

1,050

1,233

1,299

1,448

1,472

Richland Parish

1,054

1,238

1,305

1,455

1,479

Sabine Parish

1,052

1,236

1,302

1,452

1,475

St. Bernard Parish

1,165

1,368

1,442

1,608

1,634

St. Charles Parish

1,482

1,740

1,834

2,045

2,078

St. Helena Parish

1,082

1,271

1,339

1,493

1,517

St. James Parish

1,260

1,479

1,559

1,738

1,766

St. John the Baptist Parish

1,284

1,508

1,589

1,772

1,800

St. Landry Parish

1,017

1,195

1,259

1,404

1,426

St. Martin Parish

1,136

1,334

1,406

1,568

1,593

St. Mary Parish

1,117

1,312

1,382

1,541

1,566

St. Tammany Parish

1,523

1,789

1,885

2,102

2,136

Tangipahoa Parish

1,240

1,457

1,535

1,712

1,739

Tensas Parish

971

1,141

1,202

1,340

1,362

Terrebonne Parish

1,300

1,527

1,609

1,794

1,823

Union Parish

1,103

1,295

1,365

1,522

1,547

Vermilion Parish

1,080

1,269

1,337

1,491

1,515

Vernon Parish

1,121

1,316

1,387

1,547

1,571

Washington Parish

1,002

1,177

1,240

1,383

1,405

Webster Parish

1,075

1,263

1,331

1,484

1,508

West Baton Rouge Parish

1,399

1,643

1,731

1,930

1,961

West Carroll Parish

968

1,137

1,198

1,336

1,357

West Feliciana Parish

1,422

1,670

1,760

1,962

1,994

Winn Parish

999

1,173

1,236

1,378

1,400


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