Tax Rates

Sales Taxes: State, Parish: The current sales tax rates in Sabine Parish range from 4.625% - 5.5%, the state sales tax rate is 4.45%. Effective January 1, 2003, food and utilities are exempt from state sales tax.

Income Taxes: State: The combined personal exemption and standard deduction is $19,700 for married couples filing jointly. Federal, state and local government pensions are exempt, as are Social Security benefits.

Inheritance Taxes: State-Effective July 1, 2004, Louisiana's inheritance tax was phased out over a 3 ½ year period. There may be procedures to comply with, no later than the last day of the ninth month following the death of a decedent.