Louisiana Taxes

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Louisiana LLC
Tax Registration & Requirements

How to form an LLC in Louisiana
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Louisiana.

Detailed Lessons:

 

Louisiana LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $100 (one-time fee)
LLC annual report: $35 (every year)

Need help?
Hire a company to form your Louisiana LLC:
Northwest ($39 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)

(check out Northwest vs LegalZoom)

Note: Our tax lesson is not as step-by-step as our forming a Louisiana LLC lesson, 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 here: http://revenue.louisiana.gov/Businesses/BusinessRegistration

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
http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/Businesses

Department of Revenue FAQs
https://revenue.louisiana.gov/FAQ

Different Tax Due Dates
http://revenue.louisiana.gov/TaxProfessionals/FilingDeadlines

Louisiana Online Tax Filings
http://revenue.louisiana.gov/EServices/LouisianaFileOnlineLinks

Tax Information from the IRS for Businesses
https://www.irs.gov/businesses

One-on-one Business Counseling
Louisiana SBDC and SCORE

Wage & Tax Reporting Services (if you have employees)
http://www.laworks.net/UnemploymentInsurance/UI_WageTaxReportingOverview.asp

Worker’s Compensation FAQs (if you have employees)
http://www.laworks.net/FAQs/FAQ_MainMenu.asp#UI

LA Workforce Commission for Businesses (if you have employees)
http://www.laworks.net/Businesses.asp

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.

We 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
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! LLC University® teaches people how to form an LLC for free in all 50 states. We hope you find our free guides and resources helpful in your business journey.
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.

4 Comments

  1. Bree January 17, 2018

    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!

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    • Matt Horwitz January 19, 2018

      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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  2. Trell February 8, 2018

    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!

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    • Matt Horwitz February 9, 2018

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

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