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Old 02-15-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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Just south of New Orleans is Plaquemines Parish, Home of Belle Chasse. Belle Chasse is a great town, and the Parish is even better, especially when dealing with property taxes. The Homestead Exemption in Belle Chasse is $125,000, not $7,500. That means for a $200,000 house, you're only paying taxes on $75,000. Talk about making things cheap.

However... Anywhere south of I-10 is likely to have higher insurance rates based on flood insurance going up after Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, etc.

Just something to prepare for.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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We elect our tax assessors so they tend to be nice to taxpayers. Homes in my neighborhood sell for about 160k our assessed value tend to be in the 100 k range. I acually paid property tax for the first time this year 450.00

The homestead expemption is only for homeowners so its the buisnesses and renters that make up the tax revenue.

Of course our sales tax is near 9% but only cost 30.00 to renew car registration for 2 years.

TYVFM, sayeth the angry involuntary renter.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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it's all almost a wash. low property taxes, normal income taxes, and high sales taxes.

Texas and Florida instead has no income taxes but high property taxes and more fees and tolls.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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One if the highest property tax is in zachary louisiana. About 6000.00 wow!!!
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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Well...there's taxes and then there's "taxes"... if you take a look at all the taxes that Shreveport / Caddo Parish levy ...you'll be a bit surprised. Take a gander at this recent La. PBS News story:

LPB / Elliott Stonecipher, Property Taxes in Shreveport & Caddo Parish, LA - YouTube

Caddo Parish has one of the highest tax rates in the State of Louisiana. About 239% higher than Baton Rouge.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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We elect our tax assessors so they tend to be nice to taxpayers. Homes in my neighborhood sell for about 160k our assessed value tend to be in the 100 k range. I acually paid property tax for the first time this year 450.00

The homestead expemption is only for homeowners so its the buisnesses and renters that make up the tax revenue.

Of course our sales tax is near 9% but only cost 30.00 to renew car registration for 2 years.
Sales tax on food too! not just prepared food either.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:50 PM
 
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it's all almost a wash. low property taxes, normal income taxes, and high sales taxes.

Texas and Florida instead has no income taxes but high property taxes and more fees and tolls.
Unless you are in a lower income bracket... then the percentage of your income that is taxed is much higher than in most other states.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I know this my old post, but I just had to say you guys in LA have it so good in property taxes. I ended up buying a $200K house in the Dallas metro in 2009. They just raised my property value this year and now I will be paying almost $5,000 a year in property taxes! I really wished I had that $1,000 low property tax instead!

Guess I am making up for Texas not having income tax now...
Oh Geez come to NJ, you would be crying a river!! That is why LA and MS is on my very short list for retirement
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yes, people tout TX for low taxes, and that applies if you are working hard making 6 figures, but LA really is the place for retirement with a lower income.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Yes, people tout TX for low taxes, and that applies if you are working hard making 6 figures, but LA really is the place for retirement with a lower income.
Probably true. I was ready to leave the state a few years back, but my wife said she wanted to stay near the kids. Now she says she's ready to leave after I dropped a lot of money into remodeling the house.

Fact is the place is awful in the summer months. I've been here 34 years and still can't get used to all the heat. If you can get past that then I guess it's not so bad. At least we have the Zwolle Tamale Festival to look forward to every October>
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