Millions in state tax refunds headed for Unclaimed Property if taxpayers don’t claim them

Published 1:27 pm Friday, August 6, 2021

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Louisiana taxpayers have until Sept. 15, 2021, to claim millions of dollars in state income tax refunds before they become unclaimed property.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) sent letters to 12,818 individual and business taxpayers advising them to claim their refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office. The amount of unclaimed refunds is $10.2 million, issued by paper check from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

To claim a refund, complete and return to LDR the voucher in the Notice of Unclaimed Property letter dated July 28, 2021. The department will issue a replacement check to all taxpayers submitting completed vouchers by the Sept. 15 deadline. Funds not claimed by the deadline will be transferred to the Unclaimed Property Division.