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Filing, payment extensions available for taxpayers affected by flooding

7 years 6 months 5 days ago Thursday, August 18 2016 Aug 18, 2016 August 18, 2016 1:25 PM August 18, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - State tax extensions will be made available to Louisiana taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business and critical tax records are located in areas where federal disaster area declarations have been made.

As of this writing, 20 parishes have been designated federal disaster areas:

East Baton Rouge
East Feliciana
Jefferson Davis
Pointe Coupee
St. Helena
St. Landry
St. Martin
St. Tammany
West Feliciana

Should additional parishes be added to the federal declarations, they will receive the same relief.

For sales, severance and excise taxes due on or after August 11, 2016, and on or before October 31, 2016, the extended deadline is November 15, 2016.

For withholding tax returns and remittances due on or after August 11, 2016, and on or before November 15, 2016, the extended deadline is November 30, 2016.

For individual income, corporation income, franchise and other income taxes, along with estimated tax payments due on or after August 11, 2016, and on or before January 17, 2017, the extended deadline is January 17, 2017. 

For tax returns, payments and remittances submitted by the extended deadline, the Louisiana Department of Revenue will waive any late filing penalties, late payment penalties and interest that would otherwise apply.

Taxpayers in federal disaster areas should write “South La. Flooding 2016” in black ink at the top of their tax returns.

For more information, including the complete list of taxes eligible for filing and payment extensions, read Revenue Information Bulletin 16-047.


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