Study: Webster Parish has low tax burden

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A recent study shows Webster Parish as having the lowest tax burden on its taxpayers in terms of income tax, sales tax, fuel and property taxes.

Steve Sabato, with SmartAsset, says the study shows Webster Parish ranking second only behind Avoyelles Parish.

“The tax season came and went, and left some of us asking ourselves, ‘How did I pay so much?’” Sabato said. “Everyone feels a tax burden of some kind, but its weight can vary across different states and counties or parishes. Curious to see how Webster Parish’s tax burden stacks up against others in Louisiana? A recent study by SmartAsset calculated the amount of money a specific person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each parish in Louisiana, and ranked them lowest to highest in terms of tax burden.”

According to the study (taxes paid by the average person), citizens of Webster Parish pay roughly $8,800 in income tax, $1,100 in sales tax, $631 in property taxes and $190 in fuel taxes.

The top 10 parishes listed with the lowest tax burden include (1) Avoyelles Parish, (2) Webster Parish, (3) Claiborne Parish, (4) East Feliciana Parish, (5) Evangeline Parish, (6) Winn Parish, (7) Assumption Parish, (8) Richland Parish, (9) Franklin Parish and (10) Pointe Coupee Parish.

For more information on the study, or to calculations and methodology, visit their website at


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