How to Register Your Business in Louisiana

Is your company hiring an employee in Louisiana, but based in another state? Learn how to register your business in just a few simple steps.

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In the southeastern corner of the United States, Louisiana has always been known as a melting pot of cultures and heritages. African, French, French-Canadian, Native American, and Spanish cultures blend together in The Pelican State. The result is jazz, Mardi Gras, and, of course, some of the most delicious cooking you’ll find in the South. Chances are if your next employee is a Louisianian, they won’t want to leave. Fortunately, no matter where your business is based, collaborating across state lines is easy in this era of remote work.

Bringing on a new employee can be exciting, but there’s often a lot to do as well. You want to onboard your new hire as quickly and smoothly as possible to ensure their success at your organization. But before you get started with onboarding, you’ll need to register your company with the state of Louisiana.

Register your business in Louisiana in three easy steps:

  1. First, you’ll need to create an account with the Louisiana Taxpayer Access Point.
  2. Once you’ve created an account, you can register online with the Louisiana Department of Revenue.
  3. Next, you’ll need to register online with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The registration page has a useful list of information you’ll need before beginning the application. Keep in mind that the application does not save, and you’ll have thirty minutes to complete it, so it’s best to review the list of required information before you start the application.

You should receive both your Revenue Account Number and your Employer Account Number immediately after registering online.

You'll need to submit your employer application with the Louisiana Workforce Commission to receive an official determination of liability or non-liability under the Louisiana Employment Security Law

Once you’ve been assigned your Revenue Account Number and your Employer Account Number, you’ll be able to register new employees, file wage reports, and submit unemployment taxes online.


Interested in expanding your team outside of the US as well? Pilot specializes in managing international payroll, benefits, and compliance for US-based companies, in one secure platform. Our team of HR and payroll experts is happy to guide you through any questions ✨

To learn more about Pilot, request a demo with one of our experts.


⚖️ Legal Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.


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