Tax amnesty calls, letters going out
BATON ROUGE - Department of Revenue officials said today they're stuffing envelopes and picking up phones to try and reach people who may be eligible for a tax amnesty program.
A department spokesperson said the outreach effort includes 443,000 letters being sent to taxpayers listed in the agency's records as being behind on their taxes. They said recorded telephone messages would also be sent to those with a phone number in the database.
"We're making every effort to make eligible taxpayers aware of this opportunity for a fresh start," said Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield.
The amnesty program runs until Nov. 22, and lets all taxpayers with outstanding debts to the state pay that off with no penalties and only half the interest owed.
For more information, visit the Department of Revenue's tax amnesty website.