Frequently Asked Questions
How can I check to see if my individual income tax return has been processed and when my refund will be issued?
The department has responded to increasing occurrences of tax fraud by implementing enhanced security measures to protect Louisiana taxpayers. This means it will take additional time to process refunds. The expected refund processing time for returns filed electronically is up to 45 days. For paper returns, taxpayers should expect to wait as long as 14 weeks. If you selected direct deposit for your refund, the funds should be deposited within one week of processing.
Once you have filed, you can check the status of your refund using the following methods:
- Visit “Where’s My Refund?” at www.revenue.louisiana.gov/refund
- Submit an Individual Refund Status email inquiry
- Call 888-829-3071