Louisiana Form W-2 & L-3
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Louisiana State Filing Requirements

  • The Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, should be filed with the State of Louisiana for 2020 Tax Year.
  • The State of Louisiana also mandates the filing of Form L-3, Transmittal of Withholding Tax Statements, for 2020.
January 31, 2021

The Louisiana Form W-2 filing deadline isJanuary 31, 2021

January 31, 2021

The Louisiana Form L-3 filing deadline isJanuary 31, 2021

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Q. Does Louisiana mandate W-2 filing for 2020?

A. Yes, Louisiana only mandates the filing of the W2 forms if there is a state tax withholding. You must pay the withheld tax to the state department on or before January 31, 2021.

Q. Does Louisiana require any additional forms to be submitted while filing W-2?

A. Yes, the State of Louisiana requires additional forms to be submitted based on your method of filing.

  • If you e-file Form W-2, you only need to submit Form L-3 (Transmittal of Withholding Tax Statements) on or before January 31, 2021.
  • If you file W-2 by paper, you must attach W-3 and Form L-3 (Transmittal of Withholding Tax Statements).

Q. What is the deadline to file W-2 with Louisiana?

A. For the tax year 2020, the deadline to file Form W-2 and Form L-3 with Louisiana is January 31, 2021.

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the next weekday is the deadline.

Q. Can I electronically file W-2 with Louisiana?

A. Yes, the State of Louisiana supports the electronic filing of W-2s. It is mandatory to E-file W-2 to the state when you file 50 or more W-2s.

When you e-file W-2s with the state, you must also submit the Form L-3. If you prefer e-filing your W-2s using TaxBandits, we will also help you file the Form L-3. Create a FREE account with TaxBandits and e-file W-2s before the due date.

Q. What are the W-2 penalties for Louisiana?

A. As an employer, if you fail to file W-2 and L-3, you will be penalized by Louisiana. The penalty is $5 per W-2, not exceeding $7,500.

Q. Can I file W-2c with the State of Louisiana?

A. Yes! You must file a Form W-2c with the State of Louisiana when you identify errors in the previously filed W-2.

The state accepts the paper filing of W-2c. When you submit W-2c, you must submit the amended L-3 and W-3c to the state.

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Q. Where do I mail W-2 forms when filing with the State of Louisiana?

A. The State of Louisiana only accepts the paper filing of W-2 when you file less than 50 forms. If you file 50 W-2s or more, you must electronically file.

Irrespective of the form volume, e-filing is more convenient, and you will know the status of your filing immediately. If you still decide to paper file, include forms W-3 & L-3 and mail the form copies to:

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