Why am I not able to show on my Louisiana return that I am not required to file a federal return?
Some filers who are not required to file a federal return but would like to file their Louisiana return, are unable to indicate on their Louisiana return that they are not required to file a federal return.
This feature is not available in TurboTax Online. In order to file your Louisiana State Return and indicate that you are not required to file a federal return, you will need to purchase and use our TurboTax CD/Download.
Once you have completed your federal return and are in your Louisiana State Return, switch to Forms Mode.
Once you are in the TurboTax program:
Scroll down the list of Forms in My Return to Louisiana Form 540P23 and click on it.
Check the box next to "If you are not required to file a federal return, enter wages here."
Return to Step-by-Step mode and complete your Louisiana Return.