Every level of government, including federal, state, and local governments, collects taxes in different ways. States tend to have property taxes, sales taxes, and business taxes. In addition, states often tax vices like alcohol, tobacco, and gasoline. Louisiana taxes beer at $10 per barrel, cigarettes at 36 cents per pack, and gasoline at 20 cents per gallon. In comparison, casinos are taxed a whopping 21.5% of gross gambling revenues. Louisiana also has an individual income tax of 2 to 6% of your income. Taxes fund important state functions like police and emergency services, road construction, and schools. Click on the links below to learn more about tax laws in Louisiana.