Louisiana State Tax Extension

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Beginning with year, taxpayers will be required to electronically request a state individual income tax filing extension and paper state extension for Louisiana will NOT be accepted.

The Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue may grant an extension of time for filing the combined corporation income and franchise tax return not to exceed seven months from the date the return is due. Extensions must be filed before the due date of the return.

Revised Statute 47:287.614 allows an extension of time for filing the combined corporation income and franchise tax return not to exceed seven months from the date the return is due.

Revised Statute 47:287.614 allows an extension of time for filing the combined corporation income and franchise tax return not to exceed seven months from the date the return is due.

All extension requests must be made electronically on or before the return's due date. The return's due date is April 18, 2016 for calendar year filers, and the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the taxable year for fiscal year filers. Extension requests received after the return's due date or on paper will not be honored. An extension may be requested in the following manner:

  • Requesting the extensions electronically through the bulk extension filing application or the Online Extension Filing application on LDR web site;
  • Filing an extension request electronically via LDR's IVR phone system by calling 225-922-3270 or 888-829-3071. For an extension request, select option #3, then select option #2. Taxpayers will need the Corporation's LA account number to request the extension; or
  • Requesting the extensions electronically through tax preparation software that supports the electronic filing of the Louisiana Application for Extension to File Corporation Income and Franchise Tax.
Payments cannot be made through the bulk extension filing application on LDR's website. Electronic payment can be made through tax preparation software that supports the option, through LaTap; or by credit card at Officialpayments.com .

If you need to mail in a check or money order, you must use the electronically filed extension payment voucher, Form CIFT-620EXT-V. This voucher can be printed through the Online Extension Filing application or the Online Payment Voucher application.

Mail the voucher below with your payment to:

Louisiana Department of Revenue,
P.O. Box 751,
Baton Rouge,
LA 70821-0751.

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Revised Statute 47:103 allows a six-month extension of time to file the individual income tax return to be granted on request. The extension request must be made electronically before the state tax filing due date, which is May 16 for calendar year filers or the 15th day of the fifth month after the close of a fiscal year.

In the past, taxpayers were allowed to request a state income tax filing extension by filing a paper state extension. Beginning with the 2016 income tax year, taxpayers will be required to electronically request a state individual income tax filing extension on or before the May 16 due date. Paper state extension request will not be accepted .

This new requirement is the result of changing technologies and processing procedures within the department.

The three options for requesting an extension are as follows:

  • Filing an extension request electronically via the Louisiana Department of Revenue's Individual Income Online Tax Filing application or the Online Extension Filing application;
  • Filing an extension request electronically via LDR's IVR phone system by calling 225-922-3270 or 888-829-3071. For an extension request, select option #3, then select option #1. Taxpayers will need the social security number of the primary account holder to request the extension; or
  • Submitting a state extension to LDR by "checking the state extension box" included in the tax preparation software for an electronically-filed return.
Tax preparers can also utilize the bulk extension filing application to submit multiple extension requests. This application can be used by any firm who has an Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) registered with LDR or any taxpayer who has a current Louisiana Account Number listed with LDR.

Taxpayers seeking a waiver of the electronic filing of an extension due to a hardship can request an extension via LDR's IVR phone system (option #2 above) or can request a waiver by calling the Special Programs Division at 225-219-2200.

An extension does not allow an extension of time to pay the tax due. Payments received after the return due date will be charged interest and late payment penalty.

Options for Payment Needs to be Made with the Extension Request :

Payments cannot be made through the bulk extension filing application on LDR's website. If you need to make a payment, you must submit an extension request electronically and:

  • Mail in a check or money order with the electronically filed extension payment voucher, Form R-2868V;
  • Make a payment using either a bank account or a credit card through LDR's Individual Income Online Tax Filingapplication;
  • Print an extension payment voucher through LDR's Online Extension Filingapplication; or
  • Requesting the extension and make the payment electronically through tax preparation software that supports this option.
Please do not use Form R-540V, Individual Income Tax Electronic Filing Payment Voucher, to submit an extension payment. Form R-540V is to be used only by tax filers that have filed their tax returns through electronic filing and need to make a payment.

An extension does not allow an extension of time to pay the tax due. Payments received after the return due date will be charged interest and late payment penalty.

Penalty For Failure To Pay Or Underpayment Of Estimated Tax

Revised Statute 47:118 authorizes a penalty for failure to pay or underpayment of estimated income tax. The penalty is 12 percent annually of the underpayment amount for the period of the underpayment.

Where do I sent this information to?

Mail to the following address:

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

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ExpressExtension has an experienced and competent team to meet all your individual and business tax solutions. We provide a complete and easy solution to all your tax needs.