Frequently Asked Questions
Is interest from state or local government obligations exempt from Louisiana income tax?
Yes. Revised Statute 47:48 provides that interest received on obligations issued by the State of Louisiana or its political or municipal subdivisions that is subject to federal income tax is excluded from Louisiana gross income. However, interest from obligations from other states or their political or municipal subdivisions is not exempt from Louisiana income tax and must be reported on Schedule E, line two to be added to the taxpayer’s Louisiana adjusted gross income. See Revenue Information Bulletin 08-019 for more information.