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Orange arrow How do I file an amended return for Louisiana?

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  AMENDED RETURNS If you file your income tax return and later become aware of any changes you must make to income, deductions, exemptions, or credits, you must file an amended (corrected) Louisiana return. You must use the correct form for the tax year being amended, mark an “X” in the...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Other Adjustments to Income

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  Interest and Dividends on U.S. Government Obligations – Enter the amount of interest and dividends received from U.S. government obligations that are included in the amount on Line 1 of Schedule E. Include amounts received from mutual funds, which are identified as income from investments in ...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Credit for Contributions to Educational Institutions

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  Taxpayers who donate a computer or other technological equipment to educational institutions in Louisiana are allowed a credit of 29 percent of the value of the property donated (R.S. 47:37). The recipient certifies the donation of property by using Form R-3400, Certification of Donation or Contrib...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Interest and Penalties

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  In general, you will be charged interest and penalties if you do not pay all amounts due on or before the due date. 1. A 2019 calendar year return is due on or before May 15, 2020. 2. Returns for fiscal years are due on or before the 15th day of the fifth month after the close of the taxable ye...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Payment Options

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  WHERE TO FILE AND PAY TAX Enter your legal name and Social Security Number on your return and any correspondence. NOTE: On a joint return, list the names and the Social Security Numbers on Form IT-540 in the same order that you listed them on your federal return. A return for which a payment is d...
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Orange arrow Part-Year and Nonresidents

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  1. If you are a Louisiana resident who is required to file a federal individual income tax return, you must file a Louisiana income tax return reporting all income earned in 2018. 2. You must file a return to obtain a refund or credit if you overpaid your tax through withholding, declaration of es...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Use Tax

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  During 2019, if you purchased goods for use in Louisiana from outside the state and were not charged Louisiana state sales tax, you are required to file and pay the tax directly to LDR. This includes purchases from catalogs, television, Internet, another state, or outside the U.S. If any of the ite...
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Orange arrow Do I owe Louisiana use tax?

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  During 2019, if you purchased goods for use in Louisiana from outside the state and were not charged Louisiana state sales tax, you are required to file and pay the tax directly to LDR. This includes purchases from catalogs, television, Internet, another state, or outside the U.S. If any of the ite...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Retirement Benefits

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  Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement Benefits – Enter the amount of retirement benefits received from the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System. This amount should be included in the amount on Schedule E, Line 1. Louisiana State Teachers’ Retirement Benefits &nda...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Non-Refundable Credit for Certain Disabilities

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  A credit of $72 is allowed for the taxpayer, spouse, or dependent who is deaf, has lost the use of a limb, is mentally incapacitated, or is blind (R.S. 47:297(A)). Only one credit is allowed per person. The disability must exist at the end of the taxable year or, if death occurred during the taxabl...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Other Credits (non refundable)

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  Education Credit Act 125 Recovery – Section 7 of Act 125 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session provides a recovery of the credit amount reduced by the Act if your 2014 return was filed after July 1, 2015, for which an extension was requested prior to May 15, 2015. Use this credit code to re...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States

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  If you are a resident of Louisiana, you are allowed a credit for income taxes paid to other states for income reported on your Louisiana return (R.S.47:33). Note that you may not claim the tax withheld; you must file a return with the other state and claim the tax actually paid. You may not claim c...
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Orange arrow Louisiana Other Non-Taxable Income

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  Interest and Dividends on U.S. Government Obligations – Enter the amount of interest and dividends received from U.S. government obligations that are included in the amount on Line 1 of Schedule E. Include amounts received from mutual funds, which are identified as income from investments in ...
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Orange arrow How do I contact the Louisiana state department?

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  Contact the department at 1-855-307-3893 Where's My Refund?: https://latap.revenue.louisiana.gov/_/...
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Orange arrow How do I check on the status of my Louisiana refund?

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  If you mailed in a paper return, please allow 12-16 weeks for processing before checking on the status of your refund. Information on electronic returns should be available after 21 days. To check the status of your refund, using the LDR's online system: https://latap.revenue.louisiana.gov/_/...
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