Deadline approaching to claim state tax refunds before they move to Unclaimed Property

Published 7:30 am Wednesday, October 5, 2022

BATON ROUGE – Thousands of Louisiana taxpayers have until Thursday, Oct. 6 to claim millions of dollars in state income tax refunds before the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) transfers them to the state’s Unclaimed Property fund.

 

In August, LDR sent Notice of Unclaimed Property letters to 20,400 individual and business taxpayers. So far, approximately 4,000 have responded to claim their refunds. The remaining approximately $9.5 million in funds will be transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office later this month if not claimed by Oct. 6.

 

If you received one of the letters but haven’t responded yet, simply complete and return the attached voucher to LDR. The department will issue paper checks to all taxpayers submitting completed vouchers by the Oct. 6 deadline.

 

Any refund not claimed by the deadline remains the property of the taxpayer, and can be retrieved from the Unclaimed Property Division.