Register in Louisiana

Louisiana tax agencies

  • Louisiana Department of Revenue - income tax withholding
  • Louisiana Workforce Commission - unemployment tax

Set up an existing company

If you've run payroll in LA previously, you can find your Revenue Account Number on your Employer's Return of Income Tax Withheld (L-1) that was mailed to you by the LA DOR. If you're unable to find this, you should call the agency at (855) 307-3893.

If you have already run payroll in Louisiana, your Employer Account Number (sometimes called the State Identification Number (SID), SUTA ID Number, or Unemployment Account Number) can be found on the Liability Letter sent to you by the Louisiana Workforce Commission or on your Quarterly Report of Wages Paid (Form LDOL-ES4). If you can't find your number on these documents, you should call the agency at (866) 783-5567.

Your Unemployment Insurance Contribution Rate and Occupational Code can be found on the Liability Letter sent to you by the Louisiana Workforce Commission or by logging into your account with the LA Wage and Tax System. The Occupational Code will take the form XX-XXXX. The Contribution Rate ranges from 0.1%–6.2% with a wage base of $7,700. If you're unsure of your info, you can call the agency at (225) 326-6999.

Register a new company

Income tax withholding

Register online with the LA Department of Revenue. You should receive your Revenue Account Number instantly after registering online. 

Unemployment tax

Register online with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. You will need to click the box at the bottom of the page after reading the checklist and then click Begin Application. You should receive your Employer Account Number, UI Contribution rate, and Occupational Code instantly after registering online.

UI Contribution Rate: The UI Contribution rate for new employers ranges from 1.23%–6.2%. If you're unsure of your info, you can call the agency at (225) 326-6999.

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