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State Electronic Filing Guide

Contact Information:

Louisiana Department of Revenue
Electronic Filing Help Desk
Information Technology Division E-Services
P.O. Box 201
Baton Rouge, LA - 70821-0201
Website: www.revenue.louisiana.gov
Email: shanna.kelly@la.gov
Phone: 225-219-2488 or 225-219-2490
Fax: 225-219-2651
Tax Refund Inquiries: 888-829-3071 or 225-922-3270
State Guide Details:

Grace Period : 24 hours
E-filing Mandate : Must e-file at least 90 percent of returns if preparing more than 100 returns
Form for opting out of mandate : No
Federal and State E-files Can Be Linked : Yes
State Can Be E-filed Separately : Yes
Return Types Accepted Electronically :
Resident : Yes
Part Year Resident : Yes
Non-Resident : Yes
Amended : Yes
Estimate Payments : No
Extension : Yes
Additional Return Types : Form IT-540B-NRA Nonresident professional athlete can be e-filed
Accepts Returns With : Refund, Zero Balance, Balance Due
Direct Deposit of Refunds : Yes
Payment of Balance Due by :
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (Direct Debit) : Yes
Credit Card : Yes
Online ePayment : Yes
Signature Requirements : ERO retains LA-8453 for 3 years. If using a PIN Form LA-8453 is not required.
Accepts eSignature : Yes
Supports PDF attachments : Yes
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing : Current tax year and two prior tax years
Drivers License or State ID Required : If your client was issued a driver’s license or state identification card, provide the requested information from it or indicate there is no applicable identification provided. An individual return cannot be filed electronically with the state if you do not provide a response on federal Screen IDAuth.
Average Refund Time :
E-filed Return : 8-10 business days
Paper Return : 6-8 weeks
Application Requirements : Automatically accepts IRS approval
Special Considerations : Taxpayers who e-file and are due a federal & state refund and direct deposit the federal refund must also direct deposit the state refund unless the taxpayer lacks a personal checking account. For more information see Handbook for Electronic Filers

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