Millions of dollars in state income tax refunds will become unclaimed property if
Taxpayers don’t claim them by September 6, 2017.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) sent letters to 9,500 taxpayers advising
them to claim the refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property
Division of the state treasurer’s office. The letters are dated July 21, 2017.
The total amount of unclaimed refunds involved is $8.6 million. It includes refunds
issued on or before June 30, 2016.
Taxpayers who want to claim a refund before it reverts to unclaimed property must
submit the required information to the Department of Revenue accompanied by
the letter. If they miss the September 6 deadline, they can claim their refunds through
the state treasurer’s Unclaimed Property website.