BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana families with low to moderate incomes can increase their state tax refunds with the Louisiana Earned Income Tax Credit.
Last year, more than 400,000 taxpayers claimed the credit for an average benefit of $100.
The state earned income credit is equal to 3.5% of the federal earned income tax credit.
Louisiana individual income tax returns for 2012 are due May 15.