Individuals and businesses can use the services below to file or pay their taxes online.
E-Services for Individuals
Individuals can file electronically using LDR's Louisiana File Online. You can get your refund quicker by requesting Direct Deposit on your electronically filed individual income tax return. Direct debit is also available to pay your individual income taxes.
Federal/State eFile is available to you through tax professionals or at home when your purchase tax preparation software. Federal/State e-file is a one-stop service available to taxpayers to file both their Federal and State individual income tax returns electronically at the same time. Federal/State eFile is simple, secure and fast!
Taxpayers may check the status of their individual income tax return refunds via the Department's "Where’s My Refund?" page or by using the Department's automated telephone system (dial 1-888-829-3071 toll-free, or 225-922-3270 for the Baton Rouge area). You will need to provide your social security number and the amount of refund requested. This service is available 24 hours a day.
E-Services for Businesses
Currently sales, severance oil and gas, and withholding tax electronic return filing is available. The option to submit electronic payments is also available for these taxes and most business taxes.
Filing via Third Party - Businesses have the option to file their sales tax via a third party vendor OR to develop their own programs. For more information, contact the Louisiana Electronic Filing Help Desk at (225) 219-2488.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Taxpayers whose average payments exceed $5,000 are required to make electronic payments or Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT). Taxpayers whose payment amounts do not fall within the mandated thresholds may volunteer to pay electronically, provided the Department is prepared to accept electronic payments for the tax type requested. Payments may be submitted by ACH Debit using LDR's online Debit payment program or telephone-based Debit program, or taxpayers may initiate ACH Credit payments via their financial institutions.
For more detailed information, download Louisiana Electronic Funds Transfer Guidelines, R-20201.