Louisiana Income Taxes

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"The Pelican State"

Prepare and e-file your current tax year Louisiana state tax return - resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns - with your IRS return via eFile.com.

  • State return only regulations*): Per IRS and Louisiana state tax agency regulation - not eFile.com - you can NOT just prepare and e-file a state return (with the exception of California) without also e-filing the IRS return on the same platform. If you have filed your federal return already, you can prepare an Louisiana state return on eFile.com and then download, print, and sign the return before you mail it in. See instructions on ONLY preparing a Louisiana and/or other state tax returns.
  • File your LA and IRS returns online with eFile.com each year so you do not need to worry about mailing anything.

LA Tax Help and Resources

Louisiana State Income Tax Rate: 4.25%
Estimate your LA income taxes now.
Compare other state income tax rates.
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
Louisiana Income Tax Amendment
How to Correct a Rejected Tax Return
If your LA Tax Return was rejected by the LA Tax Agency - not eFile.com - see instructions on how to correct a rejected Louisiana tax return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
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.
LA Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Louisiana mailing addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments.
Louisiana Income Tax Brackets
Louisiana Tax Forms
Below is a list of Louisiana tax forms that can be e-filed for the current tax year.
View or download all Louisiana state income tax forms by tax year as PDF files.
Louisiana Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are subject to Louisiana income taxes. Louisiana taxes unemployment benefits to the same extent as they are taxed under federal law.
Louisiana Marriage Penalty

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e-File These Louisiana State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for current tax year 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.

LA Tax Form Current Tax Year
Louisiana Schedule C – Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States
Louisiana Schedule C – Nonrefundable Priority 1 Credits
Louisiana Schedule F/I Refundable Credits
Louisiana Form 540/B Schedule E Adjustments to Income
Louisiana Form 1362 – Property Destroyed During Natural Disaster
Louisiana Form 540INS – Citizens Property Insurance A Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Assessment
Louisiana Child Care and Education Credits
Louisiana Refundable Child Care Credit Worksheet
Louisiana School Expense Deduction
Louisiana Wind and Solar Supplemental Worksheet
CIFT-620 - Application for Automatic Extension
IT-540ES - Louisiana Estimated Tax Declaration Voucher For Individuals
R-1362 - Natural Disaster Claim for Refund of State Sales Taxes Paid
L-4 - Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate
IT-540 - Louisiana Resident
IT-540B - Louisiana Non-Resident and Part-Year Resident
LA-R-2868V - Louisiana Extension Payment Voucher
R-540V - Individual Income Tax Electronic Filing Payment Voucher

* Due to IRS and state tax agency 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 a federally regulated one which all online tax filing websites have to adhere to. You can, however, prepare all 44 state income tax returns on eFile.com if you have already e-filed or filed your IRS return. View instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file state income tax return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare and 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.