While our attention is on the Mississippi waters heading in our direction, it would be easy to forget that Louisiana state taxes are due this Monday, May 16, 2011. It's not too late to drop by the library and pick up a state tax booklet, which contains both the instructions and all of the papers you need for filing.
Louisiana state taxes can also be filed online at www.ldr.la.gov
If you need a little more time, individuals can request a 6 month extension to file (though any money owed is still due May 16th). Simply mail state Form 2868, or a copy of your federal extension (IRS Form 4868) to Return Extensions, PO Box 751, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0751.
To file for an extension online, complete the short form at https://esweb.revenue.louisiana.gov/OnlineTaxExtensions
- Jen Hamilton, Reference Services Supervisor