To sign up for Square’s online payroll service in Louisiana, you must be registered with the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Louisiana Workforce Commission so we can pay and file your state taxes.

Agency Tax ID Tax ID Format
Louisiana Department of Revenue Louisiana Revenue Account Number XXXXXXXXXX (10 digits)
Louisiana Workforce Commission Louisiana Unemployment Tax Employer Account Number XXXXXX X (7 digits)

Louisiana New Employer Registration

Louisiana Department of Revenue

  1. Register online.
  2. If you have issues with registration or cannot locate your Louisiana Revenue Account Number once you have registered, call the Department of Revenue: 855-307-3893

Louisiana Workforce Commission

  1. Register online. (Note: You must complete the application in one sitting, so we recommend that you gather all the necessary information, which is listed at the start of the registration process.)
  2. If you have issues with registration or cannot locate your Louisiana Unemployment Tax Employer Account Number once you have registered, call the Workforce Commission: 866-783-5567

Unemployment Insurance Contribution Tax Rate

  1. Look up your Unemployment Insurance Contribution Tax Rate online by logging into your Louisiana Wage and Tax System (LAWATS) account set up through the Workforce Commission.
  2. Your Insurance Contribution Rate can be found on the letter sent to you by the Workforce Commission upon completion of registration.
  3. Call the Workforce Commission: 866-783-5567

Find Your Louisiana Tax ID Numbers and Rate

Louisiana Revenue Account Number

  1. You can find your Revenue Account Number on any previous mailings from or quarterly filings submitted to the Department of Revenue.
  2. Call the Department of Revenue: 855-307-3893

Louisiana Unemployment Tax Employer Account Number

  1. You can find your Unemployment Tax Employer Account Number on any previous mailings from or quarterly filings submitted to the Workforce Commission.
  2. Call the Workforce Commission: 866-783-5567

Unemployment Insurance Contribution Tax Rate

  1. Look up your Unemployment Insurance Contribution Tax Rate online by logging into your Louisiana Wage and Tax System (LAWATS) account set up through the Workforce Commission.
  2. Your Insurance Contribution Rate can be found on the letter mailed to you by the Experience Rating Unit of the Workforce Commission each December.
  3. Call the Workforce Commission: 866-783-5567

You are responsible for ensuring Square Payroll has the correct tax ID numbers and tax rates for your business. Please contact us if you need to update your rate.

Louisiana State Tax Details

Square Payroll processes the following per the frequency below to the listed state agencies:

Agency Name Frequency
Department of Revenue Withholding Payment Voucher (L1-V) Per Pay Run
Employer’s Return of State Income Tax Withheld (L-1) Quarterly
Transmittal of Withholding Tax Statements (L-3) Annually
Wage and Tax Statement (W-2) Annually
Workforce Commission Employer's Wage and Tax Report (LWC ES-4) Quarterly
Department of Children and Family Services New Hire Report Per New Employee

Additional Louisiana Specific Information

  • Employee Occupation Codes: When adding employees in Louisiana, you are required to provide their Occupation Code. Look up Occupation Codes here.

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