We've been hearing a lot about taxes lately and I wanted to find out just how high our taxes have gotten in North Louisiana.

Experts will tell you Louisiana's average sales tax rates (including local and state) are the third highest in the country. But, we have the third lowest property tax rates in the country.

I have checked out the property tax rates from all 64 parishes and found that Caddo Parish is #4 on the list. Bossier Parish is #8.

Here's the list including the percentage and what that costs the average homeowner in taxes.

Saint Tammany 0.823% $2,058
Orleans 0.740% $1,850
Cameron 0.611% $1,528
Caddo 0.561% $1,403
West Feliciana 0.560% $1,400
East Baton Rouge 0.536% $1,340
Livingston 0.533% $1,333
Bossier 0.530% $1,325
Lincoln 0.522% $1,305
Ascension 0.520% $1,300
Lafayette 0.505% $1,263
Jefferson 0.492% $1,230
Ouachita 0.474% $1,185
Natchitoches 0.447% $1,118
Rapides 0.419% $1,048
West Baton Rouge 0.413% $1,033
Calcasieu 0.369% $923
Terrebonne 0.329% $823
Bienville 0.328% $820
DeSoto 0.312% $780
Saint Landry 0.301% $753
Acadia 0.277% $693
Claiborne 0.267% $668
Webster 0.243% $608

Sales tax rates in Louisiana are approaching (if not already exceeding 10%) in many communities. Here's a link to the full break down from 2015, before the one penny temporary tax was added. We now pay 5% to the state and the rest is for local government and schools.

Shreveport residents now pay 9.6% while Bossier City residents are now paying 10% on all purchases. Other cities at that 10% mark are Baton Rouge, Alexandria (10.5), Chalmette, Hammond, Houma  (10.5), Lake Charles (10.75), LaPlace, Monroe (10.9), Natchitoches, New Orleans, Opelousas (10.75), and Ruston (10.5).