Frequently Asked Questions
This is my first time filing a tax return. Can I receive my refund via direct deposit?
The Department has responded to increasing occurrences of tax fraud by implementing enhanced security measures to protect Louisiana taxpayers. This means that if this is your first time filing a tax return, you cannot receive a direct deposit of your refund. Your refund will be sent by paper check. The expected processing time for returns filed electronically is up to 45 days. For paper returns, taxpayers should expect to wait as long as 14 weeks.