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16312: LA - Wage Report Must be e-Filed (DAS)


Drake Accounting®: How do I create and file the Louisiana Wage Report? 


For filing to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), DAS produces:

  • A PDF copy of LA Form 4BC, Employer's Quarterly Wage and Tax Report for record-keeping purposes only.
  • A .txt file for e-filing to the LWC website. 

Note: Louisiana requires all Wage Reports to be filed electronically.

See Related Links below for required setup before preparing the state wage form.

To produce the Louisiana Wage Report:

  • Select the Employees or On the Fly menu, then State Tax & Wage Forms.
  • Make sure LA is selected, then select 4BC from the Form drop list and the applicable quarter.
  • Review the form and make any necessary entries or edits.
  • Make sure the e-file checkbox is marked at the top of the screen, then select Save/Print.

Save/Print produces a PDF copy of the form for employer/preparer records only, and the .txt file for upload to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.​

To e-file:

  • Go to the LWC Employer/Agent Login screen and log in to your account. 
  • Select Upload Wage Data File, then select TXT as the file type.
  • Browse to the drive DAS is installed on > DrakeAccounting20YY > DAS20YYData > Clients > client code > EFile > LA > LA4BC (DrakeAccounting20YY > Clients > client code > EFile > LA > LA4BC in DAS20 and prior) and select the file named LA4BC_YYYY-MM-DD_HR_MIN_SEC.txt (where YYYY-MM-DD_HR_MIN_SEC is the date and time of the file creation). 

For further information about e-filing the Louisiana Wage Report, see the LWC FAQs.​


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