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Louisiana state income tax filing begins Monday, Jan. 23...Continue Reading

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue will begin accepting 2022 state individual income tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. The date coincides with the date the IRS begins accepting federal income tax returns.

On Jan. 23, taxpayers can begin filing their state income tax returns electronically through Louisiana File Online, the state’s free web portal for individual tax filers. Louisiana File Online allows taxpayers to:

  • File returns and pay taxes electronically
  • Check the status of individual income tax refunds
  • Amend current and prior-year tax returns

Taxpayers may also submit their returns using commercially available tax preparation software, or with printed state returns available at

For returns submitted electronically, taxpayers due refunds can expect them within 45 days of the filing date. For paper returns, the refund processing time is up to 14 weeks.

Taxpayers can minimize delays in receiving their refunds by updating their contact information with LDR. If you have moved or changed your name since your last tax filing, update your contact information at

Louisiana Department of Revenue to re-open Monroe regional office...Continue Reading

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will resume full walk-in customer service for individual and business taxpayers in northeast Louisiana with the re-opening of the LDR Monroe Regional Office. The office, closed in 2012 due to state budget cuts, will re-open on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.

“The unavoidable closure of our Monroe office deprived taxpayers in northeast Louisiana of a convenient option for in-person customer service,” Secretary of Revenue Kevin Richard said. “The re-opening of the office provides the area with a vital resource for the resolution of a wide range of state tax matters, in addition to any business they might have with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, which will have staff assigned there.”

The Monroe Regional Office will be open for walk-in customer service Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., no appointments needed. Services include:

  • Filing and paying business taxes
  • Submitting completed state individual income tax returns and making payments (staff cannot assist with the completion of tax returns)
  • Boat registrations
  • ATC/Video Poker/Lottery/Driver’s License/Wildlife & Fisheries tax clearances
  • Payment plans
  • Special event registrations
  • Resolving bank levies and wage garnishments

The office is located in the Northeast Louisiana State Office Building at 24 Accent Drive, Suite B500, Monroe, LA 71203.


Deadline approaching to claim state tax refunds before they move to Unclaimed Property...Continue Reading

BATON ROUGE – Thousands of Louisiana taxpayers have until Thursday, Oct. 6 to claim millions of dollars in state income tax refunds before the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) transfers them to the state’s Unclaimed Property fund.

In August, LDR sent Notice of Unclaimed Property letters to 20,400 individual and business taxpayers. So far, approximately 4,000 have responded to claim their refunds. The remaining approximately $9.5 million in funds will be transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office later this month if not claimed by Oct. 6. 

If you received one of the letters but haven’t responded yet, simply complete and return the attached voucher to LDR. The department will issue paper checks to all taxpayers submitting completed vouchers by the Oct. 6 deadline.

Any refund not claimed by the deadline remains the property of the taxpayer, and can be retrieved from the Unclaimed Property Division.


Filing Dates

04/17 Monday
Declaration of Estimated Corporation Income - 1st Payment
Declaration of Estimated Individual Income - 1st Payment
Louisiana Withholding Tax Form (L-1 Return) - 1st Quarter - Semi-Monthly Payment Frequencies
Alcoholic Beverage Tax
04/20 Thursday
Sales and Use Tax
Prepaid Wireless Telecommunications 911 Service Charge
Hotel Occupancy Tax
Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Food and Beverage Tax
Hazardous Waste Disposal Tax

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