Frequently Asked Questions
Can I request a state income tax extension if I am unable to file my return before the due date?
Yes, taxpayers can request a six month extension of time to file individual and corporate income tax returns. Extension requests must be filed with LDR before the state tax filing due date, which is May 15th for calendar year filers and the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of the fiscal year for fiscal year filers.
Please note that the extension does not allow an extension of time to pay the tax due. Payments received after the return due date (generally May 15) will be charged interest and late payment penalty. To avoid interest and penalty assessments, the estimated taxes due should be paid before the original due date of the tax period.
The four options for requesting an extension are as follows:
- File an extension request electronically on LDR's Individual Income Online Tax Filing application or the Online Extension Filing application;
- File an extension request electronically via LDR's IVR phone system by calling (225)-922-3270 or (888)-829-3071. For an extension request, select option #3, and then select option #1. Taxpayers will need the social security number of the primary account holder to request the extension;
- Submit a state extension to LDR by "checking the state extension box" included in the tax preparation software for an electronically-filed return; or
- Submit Form R-2687, Transmittal of Federal Extension, along with a copy of your federal paper extension or a copy of the receipt for an electronically filed federal extension.
Extensions received after the May 15th due date will not be accepted.