Louisiana Withholding Tax




What is Louisiana Withholding Tax?

Withholding tax is the amount of employee’s pay withheld by the employer and sent directly to the government as partial payment of state income tax.  The amount of withholding tax depends on employee’s income.  The Louisiana state income tax is between 2.0%-6.0%. Therefore, the withholding tax should be similar to the state income tax range.

Employees do not need to take any action.  The employers/businesses will need to deduct the withholding tax from employee’s paycheck and submit and file the withholding tax to Louisiana Dept of Revenue.

How much is Louisiana Withholding Tax?

Since Louisiana withholding tax withheld is used to pay for employee’s Louisiana state income tax, the withholding tax should correlate with state income tax bracket.  The Louisiana state income tax rate ranges from 2.0% to 6.0%.  The withholding tax should be within the state income tax rate range.

State Year  State Income Tax Rate Withholding Tax Rate
Louisiana 2015 2%-6% 2%-6%

How to File Louisiana Withholding Tax?

Employees do not need to do anything.

Employers/Businesses need to register withholding tax account with Louisiana Department of Revenue.  Depending the size of the company, every three months, the employers have to file a quarterly withholding reports and submit withholding tax to the Department of Revenue.  Most small businesses need to file quarterly while larger businesses need to file more frequently.

Louisiana Withholding Tax Forms

Form Number Form Description
Form L-4  Withholding Certificate
Form L-5  Withholding Tax Return
Louisiana Withholding Tax Forms

How to Register for Louisiana Withholding?

Businesses with employees will need to register for Louisiana Withholding account. The easiest and fastest way to register for Withholding tax is online.

Click here to register for Louisiana Withholding Tax.

When to File and Deadlines for Louisiana Withholding Tax Return

Generally, Louisiana Withholding Tax returns have to be filed every three months, ending on March 31 (Q1), June 30 (Q2), September 30 (Q3) and December 31 (Q4). Typically, the deadline to mail Louisiana Withholding Tax return is the last day of the following month.

Quarter Months Deadline
Q1 January - March April 30
Q2 April - June July 31
Q3 July - September October 31
Q4 October - December January 31

Louisiana LA Withholding Tax Contacts and Address:

For more information or help on Louisiana Withholding Tax, please use the contact information below

Website Louisiana Dept of Revenue
Telephone 855.307.3893
Address Louisiana Department of Taxation
617 North Third Street
Baton Rouge LA 70802

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