MONROE -- If you live in Louisiana you better hurry if you haven't filed your state taxes.
Thursday, May 15 is the deadline for filing 2013 Louisiana Individual Income Tax returns.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue recommends electronic filing for the fastest, most error-free tax return and refund processing.
Electronic filing options include commercially-available tax preparation software, and Louisiana File Online, the state's free tax filing web application. Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/fileonline.
If you need more time to prepare your 2013 individual state income tax return you must submit an extension request by the May 15 deadline to avoid late filing penalties.
An extension allows more time to file a return, but it does not allow more time to pay taxes due. Payments made after May 15 are subject to penalties and interest.
Extension requests must be submitted electronically, or by phone for those with limited Internet access.
Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/extensions or call (888) 829-3071.
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