Louisiana Form W-2 & L-3 Filing Requirements

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Louisiana State Filing

Louisiana Requires

  • Form W-2 - Wage and Tax Statements
  • Form L-3 - Transmittal of Withholding Tax Statements
  • Deadline to File Form W-2 with Louisiana - January 31, 2020
  • Deadline to File Form L-3 with Louisiana - January 31, 2020

TaxBandits supports the filing of Form W-2 with both the Federal and State of Louisiana. Also, TaxBandits supports the filing of transmittal Form L-3.

Q. Does Louisiana mandate W2 filing?

A. Yes, the Louisiana Department of Revenue requires the filing of the W2 Forms only if there is a state tax withholding.

Q. Does Louisiana have any additional requirements when you file W2 forms?

A. Yes. The state of Louisiana requires additional forms to file along with Form W2.
Louisiana has an additional requirement of filing Form L-3 (Transmittal of Withholding Tax Statements) if there is a state tax withheld.

Q. What is Form L-3?

A. Form L-3 is a Transmittal of withholding Tax Statement used to report the wages per information returns and total Louisiana tax withheld per information returns.

Q. What is the due date to file W2 with Louisiana?

A. The due date to file Form W2 and Form L-3 with Louisiana is January 31.

Q. What are the requirements to file W2 electronically with Louisiana?

A. The State of Louisiana mandates filing electronically if you are submitting 50 or more W2s. If you are required to e-file but fail to do so, you may incur a penalty by the state.

Q. What are the penalties for not filing or filing W2 late with Louisiana?

A. A penalty of $5 will be imposed for each form W2 (not to exceed $7,500) not filed on time with the state of Louisiana.

Q. Where do I mail Louisiana W2 forms?

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