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State tax amnesty program to be offered this fall

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Posted: Aug 12, 2014 4:05 PM by Brock Sues
Updated: Aug 12, 2014 4:45 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: tax amnesty, Louisiana Department of Revenue, state taxes, debt

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue hopes to offer taxpayers who have fallen behind on state tax obligations a fresh start with the announcement of the Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 program this fall.

The 30-day amnesty program offers people who haven't paid their state taxes in full to do so with a waiver of all penalties and half of the interest owed, according to an announcement from the state revenue department.

The tax amnesty period begins at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 15 and lasts through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 14.

This year, the LDR is introducing a new option for individual and business taxpayers to pay overdue tax liabilities through installment payments over a six month period of time.

Individuals and businesses with tax liabilities covered by the program should expect to receive a letter or recorded telephone message before the start of the program with instructions for submitting applications and payments at the LDR website.

Taxpayers are encouraged to pay delinquent taxes during the amnesty period because another such program will not be offered until after Jan. 1, 2025.

Eligible taxpayers can apply online by visiting the LDR Amnesty Program website or by calling 866-782-9241.

The full anouncment from the Louisiana Department of Revenue can be viewed by clicking here.

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