If you are a resident of Louisiana and you are required to file a federal income tax return, you will also need to file a Louisiana individual income tax return. All of your earnings will be subject to Louisiana income tax.
If you are a non-resident or part-time resident in Louisiana and you are required to file a federal return, you will also need to file a LA state return. You will need to report your total income from all sources, but only the income you earned in Louisiana will be taxed by the state.Ready to file your tax refund? Check out our options for tax preparation services here!
|2%||Up to $12,500|
|4%||$12,501 - $50,000|
|6%||$50,001 and up|
|2%||Up to $25,000|
|4%||$25,001 - $100,000|
|6%||$100,001 and up|
Louisiana imposes a 4.45% statewide sales tax on tangible personal property, consumable items, and certain services. The rate was lowered from 5% on July 1, 2018.
Louisiana’s property tax rate is the third lowest in the nation. The average effective real estate tax for the state is just 0.51%
Louisiana state returns and tax payments are due on May 15th. If the date falls on a weekend, returns are due the following business day.
If you need more time to complete your Louisiana state income tax return, there are several ways you can request an extension.
You can file an extension request online with the Louisiana Department of Revenue using their online extension filing application.
Alternatively, you can file an extension request by calling 225-922-3270 or 888-829-3071.
Note that you will still need to pay any tax liabilities by the original filing deadline to avoid penalty.
If you need to make changes to a Louisiana return you have already filed, you can submit an amended return electronically to the Louisiana Department of Revenue through Louisiana File Online.
Alternatively, you can print and complete a paper Form IT-540 Resident Return (or Form IT-540B Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Return). Simply fill out the new return with the correct information and an explanation of what has changed. Be sure to put an “x” in the corresponding box to indicate that it is an amended return.
Amended forms sent with a payment included can be mailed to Louisiana Department of Revenue, P.O. Box 3550, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3550. All other amended returns can be mailed to Louisiana Department of Revenue, P.O. Box 3440, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3440.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue accepts tax payments by credit card online and over the phone. For more information visit: https://revenue.louisiana.gov/EServices/CreditCardPayments
You can find out where your refund is at any of the following resources provided by the IRS.
Refund Status Website: https://latap.revenue.louisiana.gov/
Refund Status Phone Support: 1-855-307-3893
Check the status of your Louisiana state tax refund.
For specific questions regarding Louisiana state taxes, contact the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
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