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Note: Our tax lesson is not as step-by-step as our other forming a Louisiana LLC lessons, due to the uniqueness and variation among businesses. Taxes are usually not as straightforward as forming an LLC in Louisiana, and therefore, the information below is an overview, and not a comprehensive guide.

You will likely need to hire a tax professional to make sure you meet all your Louisiana state and local tax obligations. We recommend using Thumbtack.

Do it yourself in Louisiana

Business Account with Department of Revenue
If you don’t have a Louisiana geauxBIZ account, please refer back to this this lesson. Once you have a geauxBIZ account, you can get a business account with the LA Department of Revenue.

Louisiana Department of Revenue Contact Information
You can also contact Louisiana Department of Revenue directly for more information. The Baton Rouge Headquarters can be reached at 855-307-3893, and the New Orleans Office can be reached at 855-307-3893. You can also email them via their contact form.

Business Page of Department of Revenue

Department of Revenue FAQs

Different Tax Due Dates

Louisiana Online Tax Filings

Tax Information from the IRS for Businesses

One-on-one Business Counseling
Louisiana SBDC and SCORE

Wage & Tax Reporting Services (if you have employees)

Worker’s Compensation FAQs (if you have employees)

LA Workforce Commission for Businesses (if you have employees)

Other Taxes
Depending on your industry, where your business is located, how you are taxed by the IRS, and whether or not you have employees, will determine which additional taxes and forms are due.

Some examples of other taxes and forms due are:

  • Sales and use tax
  • Composite partnership tax
  • Corporate income and franchise tax
  • Excise tax
  • Field audit tax
  • Severance tax
  • Withholding tax
  • Motor vehicle tax
  • Premium tax
  • Tobacco tax
  • Property tax
  • Alcohol tax
  • Fuel tax
  • Local taxes
  • And more

Our Recommendation

Calculating your tax obligations in Louisiana can be complicated and if done improperly can negatively impact your LLC.

LLC TaxesWe recommend that you get help from a tax professional once your LLC is formed. You can use Thumbtack or Yelp, or ask for referrals from friends or family.

Hiring a tax professional will not only help you keep your Louisiana LLC in compliance, but it will also give you an advisor to go to for other business questions.

You’ll want someone who’s a good fit for your company, makes you feel comfortable, and is willing to answer all of your questions. It should be someone you like personally as well as professionally. We recommend talking with at least 2-3 people before making your final decision.

Matt Horwitz
Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Matt Horwitz has been the leading expert on LLC education for the past decade. He founded LLC University in 2010 after realizing people needed simple and actionable instructions to start an LLC that other companies weren't offering. He's cited by Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was featured by CNBC and InventRight.
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Disclaimer: Nothing on this page shall be interpreted as legal or tax advice. Rules and regulations vary by location. They also change over time and are specific to your situation. Furthermore, this comment section is provided so people can share their thoughts and experience. Please consult a licensed professional if you have legal or tax questions.

  1. Best info online thus far. I am so glad I stumbled on this page. This is a step by step walk thru. Thank you so much!

    • Hi Trell, thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed our Louisiana LLC course :) You’re very welcome!

  2. I never leave feedback but in this case I have to. This is hands down the best site to obtain information regarding an LLC. OMG, your site has saved me time and money. I cannot thank you enough for making this process a total breeze. I feel so empowered!

    • Wow Bree, what a lovely comment!! Thanks so much for letting us know :) You’re very welcome. And empowered is a phenomenal feeling! Best wishes with your business!


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