Symmetry PAYROLL Forms
Payroll Taxes
Payroll Talk
Payroll Goddess
Premiere Payroll Tax Research Library

Louisiana State Tax Information

Looking for Louisiana state tax information? We provide the latest resources on state tax, unemployment, income tax and more.


Louisiana Department of Revenue

Louisiana Workforce Commission


Withholding Requirements:

Register as an employer by clicking here

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate - Form L-4

Withholding Method = formula
Supplemental Rate = Add to regular wages for current or preceding payroll period, compute tax on total, and subtract tax withheld from regular wages.

Local Taxes:


State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

Reserve ratio formula

Wage base is $7,700. for 2019 
Employer tax rates range from 0.10% to 6.20%
New employers pay the average industry rate, which will be between 1.18% and 2.94% based upon industry and rates classification.

State Disability Insurance (SDI):


State Labor Laws:

Minimum Wage - The Federal minimum wage rate applies.

Termination Pay - Fired/quit - by next regular payday or no later than 15 days after end of employment

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 20 days on Form W-4 (or equivalent). Report should include Employer's name, address, FEIN; employee's name, address, SSN, occupation. Send to:

Louisiana Directory of New Hires
P.O. Box 142513

Richmond, VA 78714-2513
888-223-1462 fax
Or report online click here


Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

Centralized Collection Unit
PO Box 260222
Baton Rouge, LA 70826

to Remit online click here

Reciprocal States:


To see a paycheck calculation for this state, visit the Louisiana Paycheck Calculator at PaycheckCity. is a free online resource featuring a compilation of research, collaboration and web tools for use by payroll professionals to learn more about state tax information issues, articles, federal tax information.

TAX TIDBIT... To correctly calculate withholding near wage base limits, enter your Gross Salary Year-to-date. It's important for an accurate calculation and is usually found on your last pay stub.