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Tens of thousands filing state taxes online

Strong, continued growth expected for Louisiana File Online

March 04, 2009

BATON ROUGE – More than 34-thousand Louisiana taxpayers have filed their 2008 individual state income tax returns using Louisiana File Online since the free tax application became available at the beginning of this year.

Louisiana File Online is a secure, easy-to-use, absolutely free web application from the Louisiana Department of Revenue. It allows taxpayers to file and submit electronic state income tax returns, pay any taxes owed, or set up direct deposit for their expected refunds.

“This free public service is already being embraced by tens of thousands of Louisiana taxpayers,” said Secretary of Revenue Cynthia Bridges. “We expect even stronger growth for Louisiana File Online as more people realize just how fast, convenient, and easy it is.”

To begin using Louisiana File Online, simply visit the registration page, which asks you to create a user name and password. After you have registered, you have the option to complete your state income tax return, save the return and come back to finish it later, or check on the status of a refund.

Other features of Louisiana File Online include the ability to:

• View account data, including posted payments
• Amend tax returns
• Upload supporting materials, such as scanned documents and receipts
• Print copies of tax returns

“Every return processed electronically saves time and money not only for our citizens, but also for the state,” Bridges said. “Louisiana File Online is changing for the better the way people do their taxes.”

Visit Louisiana File Online at fileonline.revenue.louisiana.gov.

For more information, please contact:

Byron Henderson
Press Secretary
225.219.2156
Byron.henderson@la.gov

Tara Cunningham
Public Information Director
225.219.2158
Tara.cunningham@la.gov