2012 State Income Tax: Refund Status

Published 03/12/2013 10:03:06 AM | Updated 08/15/2013 03:08:49 PM

How do I check the status of my tax refund?


The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) began processing 2012 state tax returns on February 15, 2013. The first refunds were issued on February 26.

Under the new fraud prevention system implemented by LDR, all state income tax returns are subject to verification with state-of-the-art identity authentication software.

Check your refund status online: Taxpayers can check the status of their individual income tax refunds on the Web site of the Louisiana Department of Revenue at: https://esweb.revenue.louisiana.gov/WheresMyRefund/

To access this system, you will be required to register and create a user account and password. Once registered, you will be able to review the status of your account including return filings, payments, and refunds.

To check the status of your individual income tax refund, you will need to enter the following information: Social Security number, filing status, and the exact amount of refund shown on your return. If a joint tax return was filed, either the primary or spouse's social security number can be entered.

Check your refund status by phone: Taxpayers can also check the status of their individual income tax refunds using the LDR automated telephone system at 225-922-3270 or toll-free at 888-829-3071. This system is available 24 hours a day. You must provide the return’s primary social security number and the amount of refund requested.

How long will it take to get a refund?

If you filed your taxes electronically, information on your refund should be available in 8-10 business days. If you filed a paper return, allow 12-16 weeks before checking on the status of your refund.

NOTE: All state income tax returns are subject to verification with state-of-the-art identity authentication software.

If the system flags a return as suspicious, LDR will direct the taxpayer to a customized online data test or a telephone survey for a secure method of identity verification and final certification of the return.

Comprehensive information about the Louisiana Income Tax is available at the Web site of the Louisiana Department of Revenue at: http://revenue.louisiana.gov/sections/individual/indincome.aspx

For additional information, contact the Louisiana Department of Revenue at:

Phone: (225) 219-7462 or (225) 219-0102

Email by completing the form at: http://esweb.revenue.louisiana.gov/ContactUs/default.aspx

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