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LDR’s new withholding tax model improves online registration, makes the withholding
process easier to understand, and reduces suspension rates for electronic and paper
returns and remittances.
All taxpayers must file a Louisiana Withholding Tax Form (L-1 Return) for each reporting
All taxpayers will file withholding returns on a quarterly basis, due on the following
The remittance schedule for taxes withheld is as follows:
Taxpayers whose average monthly withholding is less than or equal to $500 ($6000
annually) will remit withholding payments on a quarterly basis with Louisiana Withholding
Tax Form L-1. The due dates for these remittances correspond with the quarterly
Taxpayers whose average monthly withholding is at least $500 ($6000 annually), but
less than $60,000 annually, will remit withholding payments on a monthly basis.
The first two monthly remittances of any quarter will be made with payment vouchers
from LDR. LDR will mail the vouchers in the first month of each quarter.
Example: In January, LDR will mail 1st Quarter vouchers for January and February.
Taxpayers may also remit withholding payments using the online payment voucher at
The monthly remittance for the final month of the quarter will be made with Louisiana
Withholding Tax Form L-1. The due date for the monthly payments is the last day
of the month following the month in which taxes were withheld.
Example: The remittance of taxes withheld in March is due April 30.
Taxpayers whose total annual withholding is $60,000 or greater will remit withholding
payments on a semi-monthly basis. Electronic remittances are mandatory at this withholding
threshold, so these taxpayers will not receive payment vouchers.
Semi-monthly remittances covering the 1st through the 15th of the month are due
the last day of the month in which those taxes were withheld. The due date for semi-monthly
remittances covering the 16th through the last day of the month will be the 15th
day of the following month.
Example: Remittances for the period ending January 15 are due January 31; remittances
for the period ending January 31 are due February 15.
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