An Overview of Louisiana State Personal Income Tax Extension Forms

- Updated March 24, 2021 - 8.00 AM by Admin, ExpressExtension

Does Louisiana support tax extension for personal income tax returns?


Yes. The state of Louisiana requires individuals to file a Federal Form 4868 rather than requesting a separate state tax extension.

In case the federal tax extension Form 4868 was rejected, then the individuals can file State Tax extension Form R-2868.

What Form does the state of Louisiana require to apply for an extension?


Individuals in Louisiana need to file Form R-2868 with the state to get a 6-month extension of time to file their personal income tax returns Form IT-540 with the state.

  • Form R-2868- Request For Extension Of Time For Filing Individual Tax Returns

Note: Make sure to pay any taxes due along with the extension Form to avoid penalties and interest.

When is the deadline to file Form R-2868 with the state of Louisiana?


Louisiana State individual tax extension Form R-2868 must be filed on or before the 15th day of the 5th month after the tax year ends (May 17 for calendar year filers).

How do I pay my balance due along with the extension Form?


If you owe Louisiana state taxes, you must pay your tax due by the regular due date, or you will be charged with penalties and interest.

Make a tax payment with your extension using Form IT-540ES (Estimated Tax Declaration Voucher) and attach it to Form R-2868.

You can also pay the tax due online using
or mailing your Form.

Mailing Address for filing Extension with the State


Where do I mail the extension Form R-2868?

Louisiana Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 3440
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3440

Where do I mail the payment Form IT-540ES?

Louisiana Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 91007
Baton Rouge LA 70821-9007