Louisiana taxpayers have just over a month to claim millions of dollars in state tax refunds before they officially become unclaimed property.
The deadline to claim state tax refunds
The state Department of Revenue sent letters to 15,461 individual and business taxpayers advising them to claim their refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office. The amount of unclaimed refunds due for transfer if not claimed from LDR is more than $11.57 million.
Taxpayers who receive a letters from the state revenue department can claim their refunds by one of two methods:
- visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/UnclaimedRefund and provide the requested information; or
- complete and return to LDR the voucher attached to the Notice of Unclaimed Property letter dated July 19, 2023.
The Department of Revenue will issue paper checks to all taxpayers submitting claims electronically or with the voucher by the Aug. 28 deadline.
Any refund not claimed by the deadline remains the property of the taxpayer and can be retrieved from the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office.
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