2013 State Income Tax: Refund Status

Published 02/04/2014 11:02:53 AM | Updated 11/13/2014 10:11:05 AM

How do I check the status of my tax refund?


Under the Louisiana Department of Revenue’s (LDR) new fraud prevention system, 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.

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. The income tax system is updated nightly and reflects the latest information on processed returns.

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 1-888-829-3071. 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?

Information on electronic returns should be available after 21 days.

If you mailed in a paper return, please allow 12-16 weeks for processing before checking on the status of your refund.

Some returns, whether electronic or paper, are randomly selected for review. If your return has been selected for review, the review process can take up to 16 weeks.

Comprehensive information about the Louisiana Individual Income Tax is available at the Web site of the Louisiana Department of Revenue at: http://revenue.louisiana.gov/IndividualIncomeTax

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

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

Or email by completing the form at: https://esweb.revenue.louisiana.gov/contactus/

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