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Louisiana has started accepting 2017 income tax returns

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It’s officially tax time in Louisiana, with taxpayers able to start filing their 2017 personal income tax returns.

Louisiana’s revenue department began accepting the tax filings Monday, the same day the IRS started taking federal income tax returns.

Louisiana taxpayers are encouraged to file state taxes online , through the state’s free web portal for individual tax filers. But they can also download paper tax forms from the revenue department website or file returns through other tax preparation software.

If someone is due a refund, the revenue department says that will generally take about 60 days from the filing date if returns are submitted electronically or 14 weeks if returns are filed on paper.

The deadline to file individual income tax returns with the state is May 15.

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