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The Small Town Health Professionals credit provides an individual income tax credit for certified medical primary care health professionals. Applications will be approved as eligible on a first-come-first-serve basis as determined by the received date of a completed Louisiana Small Town Health Professional Credit Application. No taxpayer shall receive the credit for more than five years.

Who: Rural primary care practitioners, including: Family Physicians, General practice physicians, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology physicians, primary care Nurses Practitioners, primary care Physician Assistants, Dentists and Optometrists.

What: The Small Town Health Professionals credit allows approved applicants to receive a nonrefundable tax credit in the mount of $3,600 unless subject to proration

When: For 2021, this program will accept applications from September 1st - October 31st. No late applications will be accepted.

Where: Must practice in a rural area as defined in rules promulgated by the Department of Health and be located in a Health Professional Shortage (HPSA) designated area.  Please visit: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/am-i-rural to determine whether the practice location is in a Rural and HPSA area.

How to Apply:
Please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/taxcredit2021. Please make sure to have the following documents and information available (Once the application is started, it has to be completed; there is no save option):

  • Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
  • Scanned copy of your current medical license
  • Medical License Number
  • NPI Number
  • Medicaid/Medicare Numbers
  • Saved “Am I Rural” report
  • Patient Information
    • Total # of Medicaid Patients personally seen in 2020
    • Total # of Medicare Patients personally seen in 2020

Important information:

  • Be sure to carefully follow instructions found on application on how to save file types.
  • The U.S. Census Bureau occasionally updates designations, therefore facilities that were previously considered Rural/Underserved can lose its designations and locations that previously did not qualify could now be Rural/Underserved. Past applicants are encouraged to verify by first visiting the “Am I Rural” link found above.

For additional Information, review the following documents:

Contact Yasmeen Mohammed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any additional questions related to the Louisiana Small Town Health Professional Tax Credit. If you would like to confirm that your application was received, please email the above address the following Friday after your application was submitted.

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