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Louisiana State Agencies and Forms


Louisiana does not have a state-mandated minimum wage.



Unemployment in Louisiana:
Taxable Wage Base ($)   7,700
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)   Industry Avg
UI Tax Rate  Min - Max (% Taxable Wages)   0.10 - 6.2
Period Effective   Calendar Year 2013



Louisiana Income Tax Withholding

Employers must withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Division of Revenue.

Employers that pay wages must withhold taxes from wages paid to both residents and nonresidents working in Louisiana. In addition nonresident employers are required to withhold income taxes from employees who live and work in the state.

The information on this web page is furnished with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal or accounting advice. If legal or expert services are required, contact your attorney or accounting professional.

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Telephone Numbers: Louisiana Department of Revenue Directory, Withholding Tax Assistance: (225) 219-0102; Department of Labor: (225) 342-3111

Application for Louisiana tax number. (Print, fill in, and mail to the address on the form.)

UI Status Report required of all Louisiana employers. (Print, fill in, and mail to the address on the form.)

Department of Revenue. Electronic services, tax forms, publications, FAQ regarding Louisiana payroll withholding taxes.

Tax forms, including withholding forms.

New Business Guide from the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

Louisiana Works: Department of Labor, Business page. Information and resources regarding unemployment insurance and workers' compensation, wage reporting, labor laws, and more.

Several ways to do your quarterly unemployment insurance reporting, including electronic. You can pay by EFT if you follow the link to the Internet reporting option.

Online reporting of Louisiana new hires.

Employer Handbook: Business Owners' Manual (Louisiana Department of Labor). Details the services and publications of the DOL and provides information about federal, state, and local labor laws, regulations, and registrations.



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