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Frequently Asked Questions About State Taxes

Answers questions about collections, inheritance and gift taxes, investigations, etc.

What if I haven't filed my taxes?

See this flyer about your responsibilities and other issues.

The Louisiana Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

The Louisiana Low-Income Taxpayers Clinic offers free legal services for federal tax problems.

Social Security Benefits (SSI) and Income Taxes

Taxpayers receiving Social Security benefits may have to pay federal income tax on a portion of those benefits. Social Security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor and disability benefits. They don't include supplemental security income payments, which aren't taxable. The portion of benefits that are taxable depends on the taxpayer's income and filing status.

Innocent Spouse Tax Relief Including Separation of Liability and Equitable Relief

Many married taxpayers choose to file a joint tax return because of certain benefits this filing status allows them. When filing jointly, both taxpayers are jointly and severally liable for the tax and any additions to tax, interest, or penalties that arise from the joint return even if they later divorce. Joint and several liability means that each taxpayer is legally responsible for the entire liability. Thus, both spouses on a married filing jointly return are generally held responsible for all the tax due even if one spouse earned all the income or claimed improper deductions or credits. This is also true even if a divorce decree states that a former spouse will be responsible for any amounts due on previously filed joint returns. In some cases, however, a spouse can get relief from being jointly and severally liable

Louisiana State Tax Agency E-Services

State tax agency offers different online services, including direct deposit of tax refunds, online filing, and more.

Disasters and Tax Relief

Information about disaster tax relief for specific events.

Find a Good Tax Preparer

Live recording from the Low-Income Tax Clinic at SLLS.

Tax Withholding Estimator

Use your best estimates for the year ahead to determine how to complete Form W-4 so you don't have too much or too little federal income tax withheld.

Louisiana State Tax Agency Phone Numbers

Telephone numbers for taxpayer services assistance, field offices, and more.

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

Information about many issues immigrant youth face when living in the United States. Topics include citizenship, Social Security numbers, taxes, public benefits, going to college, and more. English/Spanish/Korean available.

The IRS site in Spanish/El IRS en Español

Aquí es el sitio que se llama "El IRS en Español," con información del Servicio de Impuestos Internos, o IRS. This is the IRS site in Spanish.

Avoiding Common Tax Scams during COVID-19

This video has an overview of common tax scams that are popping up during the COVID-19 crisis.

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund. You may claim the EITC if your income is low- to moderate. The amount of your credit may change if you have children, dependents, are disabled or meet other criteria. Military and clergy should review our Special EITC Rules because using this credit may affect other government benefits.

Inheritance & Estate Transfer Taxes in Successions

This resource covers how estate and inheritance taxes affect a decedent's estate. This covers how estate and/or inheritance taxes might get calculated and paid out of the estate. It also covers what deductions and benefits might reduce the taxes owed.

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