From the Louisiana Dept. of Revenue
BATON ROUGE – School supplies, school uniforms, tuition and educational equipment may be eligible for a series of state tax breaks known as the Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Deductions. These income tax deductions are available to families with students in public, private and parochial schools, as well as students who are home-schooled. Deductions for purchases this year may be claimed on 2012 Louisiana Individual Income Tax Returns due May 15, 2013. To claim the deductions, you must be able to claim the student as a dependent on your state individual income tax return, and you must be able to document the expenses.
A tax deduction can reduce your taxable income, resulting possibly in a larger income tax refund.
Deduction for Elementary and Secondary School Tuition