Year-end E-filing Requirements for Louisiana

Reporting wages and certain payments with the State of Louisiana.

The tax season is here and there is just over a week to complete your year-end filing! You may understand and be fully prepared to file your Forms 1099 and W-2 with the IRS and SSA, but what about your state’s e-filing requirements? 

Today we’re talking about Louisiana, the home of New Orleans!

Here are the requirements for filing W-2s and 1099s with their state agency. 

Does the W-2 need to be filed with Louisiana? 

Yes, the State of Louisiana only requires the filing of Form W2 if there was state withholding. This form must be submitted by January 31, 2021, this year, because this falls on a weekend, the deadline is February 1, 2021. Remember, regardless of whether you are paper filing or filing electronically, you must adhere to this deadline. 

Do you need to file 1099s with the State of Louisiana? 

The State of Louisiana requires state filing of all the 1099 forms that are filed with the IRS. The following 1099’s must be filed with the state. 

The deadline to file 1099-NEC form to report non-employee compensation with the IRS is January 31, 2021. Again, this year the deadline falls on a weekend, so the state will expect your form on or before February 1, 2021. The deadline to file all other 1099 forms is March 31, 2021. 

Is there a reconciliation form for the State of Louisiana? 

Yes, when filing Forms W2 and 1099 with the State of Louisiana, you will need to submit Form L-3, Transmittal of Withholding Tax Statement. You will need to file this form regardless of whether you are paper filing or filing electronically.

Please note that when you are filing more than 50 returns, you are required to file electronically. 

When paper filing, you should also attach transmittal forms W-3 for W-2 and Form 1096 for 1099s. 

Ready to begin filing your Forms W-2 and 1099? 

Did you know that TaxBandits helps you file Form 1099-NEC with the State of Louisiana? We can handle your IRS filing, state filing, and easily distribute your recipient copies by mail! The same is true for the other 1099s you need to file. 

As for the W-2, we support the filing of this form with the SSA and state. Get started with your year-end filing in your TaxBandits account today! Sign up for free to get started!

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