American Press

Monday, May 29, 2017
Southwest Louisiana ,


Three ways to collect state tax refund

Last Modified: Friday, February 08, 2013 11:24 AM

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Taxpayers owed a refund from Louisiana will have three ways to collect their money this year.

The state Department of Revenue announced Thursday that electronic tax filers can receive a debit card, a paper check or direct deposit into their bank account.

New to the paper state income tax return this year is the option of selecting a paper check for a refund, in addition to the debit card.

The agency sparked an outcry when it shifted from paper checks to debit cards. Critics complained elderly residents had difficulty making the switch.

The Advocate reported the Legislature passed a bill last year requiring that taxpayers be allowed to opt against debit cards.

To receive a paper check, taxpayers must select that option on their paper or electronic returns.

Comment on this article

captcha 16ab0925c6b0402d99b31195f39d0e06

Copyright © 2017 American Press

Privacy Policies: American Press