Louisiana Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Employers in the Pelican State: learn about Indiana payroll tax and registration here.

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Account Number(s) Needed:

Companies who pay employees in Louisiana must register with the LA Department of Revenue for a Revenue Account Number and the LA Workforce Commission for a State ID Number.

LA Revenue Account Number: 9999999-999 (10 digits)

  • Apply online at the DOR’s Taxpayer Access Point portal to receive an Account Number immediately after registration or apply with this form.
  • Find an existing Account Number:
    • on Form L-1, Employer’s Return of Income Tax Withheld
    • by contacting the Dept of Revenue.

LA State ID Number: 999999 9 (7 digits)

  • Apply online at the Workforce Commission’s Unemployment Tax Account Application to receive a State ID Number within 3 days. Be sure to provide Zenefits permissions through our Agent Access Code: 083501BA1.
    • Log into online portal.
    • From the Home Page, click Tax Services in the upper left corner.
    • Click Agent Maintenance.
    • Input the correct email address, then click Verify.
    • Enter the Agent Access Code (083501BA1) and click Confirm Agent Code.
    • From the available choices, select: File Wage and Tax Report, View Reports/Payments, Make Payments, and View Tax Rate Notices.
    • Click Confirm Agent & Assign Access.
    • Await for confirmation from the system when done.
  • Find an existing State ID Number:

Required Payroll Documentation:

Withholding

  • L-1 (Employer’s Quarterly Return of Louisiana Withholding Tax): This report is a good source of information used to balance taxes withheld from prior quarters.

Unemployment

  • LW ES51 (Louisiana Wage and Tax Report): This return is eFiled electronically so you can use a payroll report that contains employee unemployment wages and employer contribution amounts.

State Resources:

Visit state resources for specific tax rates and wage details

Third Party Access /POA Needed:

Yes

Local Income Taxes Imposed:  

No

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