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