Louisiana Department of Revenue E- File & E- Pay Quick, Accurate and Convenient Personal & Business Tax Filings and Payments Made Easy!. LDR. ACT 452-Mandates Electronic Filing. Tax Preparers who prepare more than 100 individual returns. January 1, 200830% January 1, 201060%
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Louisiana Department of Revenue
E- File & E- Pay
Quick, Accurate and Convenient
Personal & Business Tax Filings and Payments
ACT 452-Mandates Electronic Filing
Tax Preparers who prepare more than 100 individual returns
January 1, 200830%
January 1, 201060%
January 1, 201290%
Benefits of E-File
Benefits of E-File (cont'd)
Electronic Return Originators or ERO’s accepted by the IRS will automatically be accepted into the state e-file program.
Annual state compliance checks are performed on all EROs.
A list of approved software vendors has been provided on the LDR Website.
Only software developers are required to test with LA returns (PATS-Participants Acceptance Testing System)
Forms and Schedules
The Louisiana Individual Income Tax forms and schedules that can be e-filed are:
Louisiana Forms & Schedules that can be Electronically Transmitted
Paper Documents to be retained by ERO
The Forms LA 8453 and corresponding W-2 forms, 1099s and all supporting documentation must be retained for at least 3 years. (Taxpayer’s form LA 8453OL)
If using PIN (Personal Identification Number) retain Federal E-file signature Authorization Document, IRS Form 8879
The LA 8453 will be used as an information document when IRS Form 8879 is used. The LA 8453 must be signed and retained when a state only return is transmitted.
What cannot be e-filed
Transmitting Louisiana Electronic Returns
After Louisiana retrieves the returns from the IRS, electronic acknowledgement is generated for each return and sent to IRS to provide to transmitters.
Transmitters should verify that the software includes the state acknowledgement retrieval from IRS.
Contact our office, Electronic Filing Help Desk at (225)219-2490/2492 if acknowledgement is not received within 3 business days.
Imperfect Returns will be accepted by Louisiana.
An acceptance code of “E” will be given for these returns.
It has been determined that approximately 75% of Imperfect Returns are usually correct.
There is no way of knowing which SSN rejected nor for what specific reason.
Taxpayer may be requested to submit documentation to verify the information submitted.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue will accept the following this year:
(Individual Taxpayer Identification Number/Social Security Number Mismatch)
Common Errors (Cont'd)
Incorrectly requesting/not requesting direct deposit for refund or direct debit of payment
Incorrect bank account information for direct deposit/direct debit
Incorrect date and/or amount for direct debit
Mailing paper return or LA8453s to LDR
Using another taxpayer’s payment voucher (do not make copies)
Do not mail LA 8453s unless requested by our office.
Do not use another taxpayer's voucher.
LDR Web Filing and Payments Options
Overview of Business Tax Online Filing Programs
The Department of Revenue is currently offering the option of free internet filing for many taxpayers.
Access to this program is through a secured environment so that the information that is sent and received is protected from unauthorized access.
LaTAP - Business Tax Options
G2 and O2 Applications
LDR Web Filing and Payments (Cont'd)
Business tax online filing via the Department of Revenue’s website is free and secure
E-Service help desk should be contacted for problems or questions on Parish E-file. Phone (225)-219-2484 Fax (225)-219-2651
Email [email protected]
LDR Web Filing and Payments (Cont’d)
LDR Web Filing and Payment Business Returns not on LATAP
On the horizon for electronic filing…
Contact Names and Phone Numbers
Telephone: (225) 219-2203
E-mail addresses: [email protected]
Fax Number: (225) 231-6201
Telephone: (225) 219-2484
Fax Number: (225) 219-2651
Louisiana Department of Revenue Contacts
Fed/State E-Filing Program (225) 219-2488
Stacy Garrett (E-Services Manager)
Travis Fossett (Electronic Filing Coordinator)
Substitute Tax Form Acceptance (225) 219-2763
Personal Income Tax (225) 219-0102
Forms Request (225) 219-2113
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Disabled (225) 219-2114
Updated information will be posted as available.