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Louisiana 2013 Tax Amnesty Program Ends November 22


 The olive branch extended by the Louisiana Department of Revenue to delinquent taxpayers will soon be clipped.

Update, 12.16.13: More than $435 million has been generated by the 2013 Tax Amnesty Program.

Update, 11.25.13: According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, the state’s 2013 Tax Amnesty has garnered $200 million—the goal for the FY 2014 budget. The final amount is expected to exceed $200 million.

Head’s up, Delinquent Taxpayers of Louisiana. The Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program that began on September 23, 2013, is concluding this Friday, November 22. Half the interest and all penalties owed will be waived for any taxpayers who submit full payment for outstanding taxes prior to the November 22 deadline.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) has done its best to make the process easy for delinquent taxpayers. According to Tim Barfield, Secretary of LDR, “We want to make certain that this direct benefit to taxpayers will be a way to help them and their families without jumping through a lot of hoops or going through red tape.”

Louisiana Taxpayers who qualify for “A Fresh Start” should have received a letter from the Secretary of Revenue, along with “a voucher showing tax periods and amounts owed with all necessary account numbers to expedite payment to LDR by November 22, 2013.”

A complete description of who qualifies and who does not, along with all necessary information, is available on the department’s Tax Amnesty webpage.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.