Louisiana Income Taxes and LA State Tax Forms

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Louisiana
"The Pelican State"

Louisiana State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2019 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be e-Filed in conjunction with an IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2020. In January 2020, you can e-File Tax Year 2019.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Louisiana State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Louisiana Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Louisiana 2019 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Where Is Your Louisiana Tax Refund Money?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Louisiana Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Louisiana Income Tax Extension
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your LA Tax Return was rejected by the LA Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Louisiana Tax Return.
Louisiana, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty: The failure to file tax penalty is 5% of the taxes owed accrued if the return is filed no more than 30 days. There is an additional 5% penalty collected for each additional 30 days or faction of that time the return is filed, not to exceed 25%.
2. Late Payment Penalty: The failure to pay tax penalty is 0.5% of the taxes owed that is not paid for every 30 days during which the payment is not submitted, not to exceed 25%.

3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

 

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2020 Louisiana Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2018. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
May 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2020) and Louisiana State Income Tax Return (Due Date May 15, 2020) until October 15, 2020. - eFileIT*
Expires:
May 15, 2020
2019 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the May 15, 2020 Louisiana Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2019 Louisiana State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Louisiana Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
November 15, 2020 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the May 15, 2020 Louisiana Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got a LA Tax Extension to file their Louisiana Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is November 15, 2020. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2020). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Louisiana State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2020, 2021, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2020, 2021, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
May 15, 2023
2019 Louisiana Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2019 Louisiana Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2019 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2019 Louisiana State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2019 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on eFile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
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Form IT-540
Resident Income Tax Return
Form IT-540B
Nonresident Income Tax Return
Form IT-540ES
Estimated Tax Declaration Voucher for Individuals
Form R-540INS
Citizens Property Insurance Assessment
Determines your paycheck LA Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Automatic Louisiana Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2019 you can e-File an IRS Tax Extension by April 15, 2020 for free on eFile.com (instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not). 

If you are certain that you cannot file your Louisiana return by the deadline, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is November 15, 2020. Please be aware that Louisiana will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your Louisiana tax return. If you owe taxes and you submit your extension electronically, file Form R-2868V, Individual Income Tax Electronically Filed Extension Payment Voucher, with your payment. If you are expected to make LA state estimated payments, pay by check or money order by using Form IT-540ES, Louisiana Estimated Tax Declaration Voucher for Individuals.

If you owe Louisiana and/or IRS income taxes and don't pay them by Tax Day, you will be charged Louisiana and IRS late tax payment penalties. Calculate and estimate IRS late payment penalties.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2019.

The extended IRS/Louisiana eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2020 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a Louisiana tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Nov. 15, 2020. 

Important: After Oct. 15, 2020 you can complete and sign tax forms online here on eFile, before you download, print and mail them to the state tax agency.

2018 Tax Year Louisiana Income Tax Forms

Louisiana State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. The LA Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - In addition to filing Louisiana Forms you might also have to file IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Louisiana Resident Income Tax Return
Louisiana Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return
Louisiana Estimated Tax Declaration Voucher for Individuals
Citizens Property Insurance Assessment
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year Louisiana Tax Forms

Louisiana state income tax forms for Tax Year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017) can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. In addition to filing Louisiana Forms you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Louisiana Resident Income Tax Return
Louisiana Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return
Louisiana Estimated Tax Declaration Voucher for Individuals
Adjustments to Income
Refundable Tax Credits
Nonrefundable  Credits
Underpayment of Individual Income Tax Penalty Computation
Citizens Property Insurance Assessment
Tax Amendment

Louisiana Tax Facts, Information

Louisiana Tax Information and Contacts

LA Tax Type
Description
Louisiana has a sales tax rate of 4%. This rate is comprised of a 3.97% state sales tax and a 0.03% LA Tourism Promotion District sales tax. The state also has a 8% use tax applied toward out-of-state purchased goods. The LA Department of Revenue distributes 4% of the tax to local governments.
Sales Tax Holiday
From September 4-6, 2020
  • Firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies (i.e. apparel, binoculars, boots, all-terrain vehicles)
Louisiana Tax Fact
Louisiana has a breastfeeding sales tax exemption. Among the items included in the exemption are breast pumps and accessories, breast pump replacement parts, storage bags and accessories, and nursing bras. However, items specifically used by the mother for comfort and convenience, rather than the act of breastfeeding itself, are subject to sales tax. These items include nursing pads, pillows, covers, stools, and bottles/bottle accessories.
Louisiana Tax Payment Options
Louisiana State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the LA Dep. of Taxation

 

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