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Resident Income Tax Return
Form IT-540

R-540CU-R “Online” doesn’t mean “tax free” Louisiana’s Consumer Use Tax protects Louisiana businesses from unfair out-of-state competition. When out-of-state retailers don’t collect sales tax, they enjoy an unfair edge over local businesses. The Consumer Use Tax helps to ensure adequate funding for schools, public safety, healthcare, and other services upon which Louisiana residents rely. The Consumer Use Tax applies to retail purchases from companies with no physical presence in Louisiana such as online retailers, mail order catalogues, and TV shopping networks. Eligible purchases include: • Appliances • Books • Clothing • Computers • DVDs and CDs • Electronics • Furniture • Music and movie downloads • Software • Tobacco products Even when online or other retailers do not charge sales tax, Louisiana state law still applies the use tax to these purchases. For purchases made before April 1, 2016, Louisiana’s Consumer Use Tax is calculated at a combined rate of 8 percent: 4% State and 4% Local. For purchases made on or after April 1, 2016, Louisiana’s Consumer Use Tax is calculated at a combined rate of 9 percent: 5% State and 4% Local. Visit Revenue.Louisiana.Gov/ConsumerUse for more information R-540CU-R CONSUMER USE TAX SCHEDULE Use this schedule to track purchases made on or after April 1, 2016 to report on next year’s return. Purchase Amount Purchase Amount CONSUMER USE TAX WORKSHEET If you purchased goods from out-of-state companies and were not properly charged Louisiana state sales tax, you are required to file and pay the tax directly to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. This can include purchases from: catalogs, television, internet, outside the U.S., and another state (and used in Louisiana). This law ensures that Louisiana businesses are not at a competitive disadvantage with out-of-state companies who are not required to collect Louisiana sales tax. Under Louisiana Revised Statute 47:302(K), for purchases made before April 1, 2016, the Department is required to collect a use tax rate of 8 percent on out-of-state use taxable purchases. This 8 percent rate (which includes 4 percent to be distributed by the Department to local governments) is in lieu of the actual rate in effect in your area, and is payable regardless of whether the actual combined state and local rate in your area is equal to, higher than, or lower than 8 percent. Add the amounts together from the worksheet above and enter on Line 1 – Taxable purchases. Multiply the Taxable purchases amount by 8 percent to determine the total use tax due (Line 2). 1. Taxable purchases.................................................................................................. $ .00 Tax rate (8%).......................................................................................................... 2. TOTAL USE TAX DUE (Enter here and on Form IT-540, Line 25A.)...................... $ .00 X .08 R-540CU-R CONSUMER USE TAX SCHEDULE Use this schedule to track purchases made on or after April 1, 2016 to report on next year’s return. Purchase Amount Purchase Amount CONSUMER USE TAX WORKSHEET If you purchased goods from out-of-state companies and were not properly charged Louisiana state sales tax, you are required to file and pay the tax directly to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. This can include purchases from: catalogs, television, internet, outside the U.S., and another state (and used in Louisiana). This law ensures that Louisiana businesses are not at a competitive disadvantage with out-of-state companies who are not required to collect Louisiana sales tax. Under Louisiana Revised Statute 47:302(K), for purchases made on or after April 1, 2016, the Department is required to collect a use tax rate of 9 percent on out-of-state use taxable purchases. This 9 percent rate (which includes 4 percent to be distributed by the Department to local governments) is in lieu of the actual rate in effect in your area, and is payable regardless of whether the actual combined state and local rate in your area is equal to, higher than, or lower than 9 percent. Add the amounts together from the worksheet above and enter on Line 1 – Taxable purchases. Multiply the Taxable purchases amount by 9 percent to determine the total use tax due (Line 2). 1. Taxable purchases.................................................................................................. $ .00 Tax rate (9%).......................................................................................................... 2. TOTAL USE TAX DUE (Enter here and on Form IT-540, Line 25B.)...................... $ .00 X .09
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More about the Louisiana Form IT-540 Individual Income Tax Tax Return TY 2016

This form package includes the Louisiana Resident Income Tax Return and associated schedules.

We last updated the Resident Income Tax Return in February 2017, so this is the latest version of Form IT-540, fully updated for tax year 2016. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of Form IT-540 directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Louisiana tax forms here.

Other Louisiana Individual Income Tax Forms:

TaxFormFinder has an additional 34 Louisiana income tax forms that you may need, plus all federal income tax forms.

Form Code Form Name
Form IT-540 Resident Income Tax Return
Form IT-540B Nonresident Income Tax Return
Form R-540INS Refund Request of LA Citizens for Property Insurance-Individual
Form R-210R Resident Underpayment Penalty Computation Worksheet
Form IT-540 Tax Table Louisiana Tax Table

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Louisiana usually releases forms for the current tax year between January and April. We last updated Louisiana Form IT-540 from the Department of Revenue in February 2017.

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Form IT-540 is a Louisiana Individual Income Tax form. Like the Federal Form 1040, states each provide a core tax return form on which most high-level income and tax calculations are performed. While some taxpayers with simple returns can complete their entire tax return on this single form, in most cases various other additional schedules and forms must be completed, depending on the taxpayer's individual situation, to create a complete income tax return package.

About the Individual Income Tax

The IRS and most states collect a personal income tax, which is paid throughout the year via tax withholding or estimated income tax payments.

Most taxpayers are required to file a yearly income tax return in April to both the Internal Revenue Service and their state's revenue department, which will result in either a tax refund of excess withheld income or a tax payment if the withholding does not cover the taxpayer's entire liability. Every taxpayer's situation is different - please consult a CPA or licensed tax preparer to ensure that you are filing the correct tax forms!

Historical Past-Year Versions of Louisiana Form IT-540

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