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LDR schedules meetings to explain Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction

Meetings scheduled for Tuesday, February 9

February 2, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue will host a series of meetings across the state to provide information and answer questions about the series of tax deductions known as the Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction.

The Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction applies to education expenses required by schools that were paid during 2009. Eligible expenses include private and parochial school tuition, uniforms, home-schooling supplies, and education supplies required by the school. To claim the deduction, it is not necessary to be the student’s parent, but you must be able to claim the student as a dependent on your Louisiana Resident Individual Income Tax Return.

The meetings will take place on Tuesday, February 9, at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

    Alexandria Area
    City of Pineville Community Center
    708 Main Street, Pineville

    Baton Rouge Area
    8585 Archives Avenue, Baton Rouge

    Lafayette Area
    Lafayette Public Library, South Branch
    6101 Johnston Street, Lafayette

    Lake Charles Area
    Capital One Tower, 12th Floor
    1 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles

    Monroe Area
    Ouachita Public Library, Main Branch
    1800 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe

    New Orleans Area
    St. Charles Public Library, Westbank Branch
    105 Lakewood Drive, Luling

    Shreveport Area
    1525 Fairfield Avenue, Room 205, Shreveport

For more information, visit the Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction page at



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