The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is committed to the fair administration of the tax
laws of this state. This means that every taxpayer should pay no more and no less than they
owe the State of Louisiana. We recognize that most taxpayers are honest and seek to pay their
fair share for the services they receive from the state. Unfortunately, we know individuals
and businesses that work hard to avoid paying what they owe. This is fraud and it is illegal.
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is LDR’s primary criminal tax enforcement unit.
Its function is to review alleged violations of the tax laws, to investigate those violations,
and to recommend criminal prosecutions as warranted. CID also investigates alleged criminal
violations and serious misconduct by LDR employees. In carrying out its role to identify willful
noncompliance with the state's tax laws, the division relies on referrals from other divisions,
as well as information from other governmental agencies and the public.
In the past, LDR has been successful in investigating tax fraud cases brought to our attention by
concerned citizens. If you suspect a case of tax fraud, call us at 1-866-940-7053. The call is confidential.