regressive tax structure

November 9, 2018

Louisiana’s regressive tax code is contributing to racial income inequality

Louisiana’s history of institutionalized racism has created barriers to economic prosperity for many people of color in the state. Black households in Louisiana are poorer, on average, than white households. And because of that, they also pay a higher percentage of their income in state and local taxes than white households.Read more...

October 17, 2018

Louisiana’s Tax Code is Still Regressive

The wealthiest households in Louisiana continue to pay state and local taxes at a lower rate than those in the middle class and below, according to a new analysis that breaks down the tax rates by income brackets in every state.Read more...

December 15, 2016

Dec. 15: Income inequality in Louisiana

Louisiana has the fourth-highest rate of income inequality in the United States, as income gains over the past 35 years have accrued mainly to the wealthy while families in the middle and bottom of the income ladder have stagnated or lost ground.