Louisiana residents must file 2017 state taxes before midnight

Louisiana residents must file 2017 state taxes before midnight
Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Revenue will accept 2017 state individual tax returns until 11:59 p.m.

Louisiana income tax returns are due Tuesday, May 15.

State officials added that enhanced security measures have been implemented to protect taxpayers from identity theft and other types of tax fraud.

According to officials, those hoping for speedy returns are encouraged to file electronically through Louisiana File Online, the state's free web portal.

Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/extensions to submit an extension request electronically.

The deadline to file for an extension is also before midnight.

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