Eight south Louisiana parishes were ranked among the lowest in the nation for property taxes paid as a percentage of median home value. Louisiana dominated the Tax Foundation report—the only county outside the state to make the top 10 was Hawaii County, Hawaii. St. John the Baptist was found to have the lowest tax burden, with property taxes accounting for 0.122% of the median home value. Ascension, which ranks high for new home prices, was second with taxes accounting for 0.134% of the median home price. Tangipahoa was third, at 0.139%, followed by West Baton Rouge and St. James, both at 0.145%, Vernon Parish at 0.15%, Assumption and Lafourche at 0.152% and Livingston at 0.154%.
A separate survey on the bottom 10 counties in median real estate taxes paid was entirely made up of Louisiana parishes. Vernon topped that list with the median property tax coming in at $115 a year. In comparison, Westchester County, N.Y., was judged to have the heaviest tax burden, with the median homeowner paying $7,908 a year. And Orleans County, N.Y., had the biggest tax burden as a percentage of home prices, at 3.05%. See the full report here.