Louisiana Sales Tax on Food and Meals Louisiana: Sales Tax Handbook

Louisiana:

Are Food and Meals subject to sales tax?

While Louisiana's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of food and meals in Louisiana, including catering and grocery food. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Louisiana.


Catering
TAXABLE
In the state of Louisiana, any gratuities that are distributed to employees are not considered to be taxable.

Grocery Food
EXEMPT
In the state of Louisiana, the exemption is applicable specifically to food which is intended for preparation and consumption at home.



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