Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an electronic filing mandate for requesting an extension to file a Louisiana Corporation Income and Franchise taxes return, and if so, what are my options?
Yes. The Department has adopted Rule LAC 61:III.2503 to require the electronic filing of a request for an extension to file a corporation income and franchise tax return.
Currently the only electronic method available on LDR’s website to request an extension is through the bulk extension filing application or the Online Extension Filing application. Both applications can be used to request extensions for corporations and can be used by any taxpayer who has a current Louisiana Account Number listed with LDR. The bulk extension filing application can also be used by any firm who has an Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) registered with LDR.
You may also request an extension through tax preparation software that supports the electronic filing of the Louisiana Application for Extension to File Corporation Income and Franchise Tax or by calling LDR’s IVR phone system at 225-922-3270 or 888-829-3071. For an extension request, select option #3, then select option #2. Taxpayers will need the Corporation’s LA tax account number to request the extension.