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Louisiana Tax Amnesty Starts November 16, 2015


 Tax amnesty can lead to peace of mind.

Update 11.23.2015: Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015 has been delayed and will now run December 1-31, 2015. Additional information.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has released details about the 2015 tax amnesty program, which will run from November 16 through December 15, 2015. Once it concludes, there will be no tax amnesty programs in Louisiana until after January 1, 2025.

During the amnesty period, “individual and business taxpayers are offered a fresh start to bring their delinquent tax accounts up to date by clearing unpaid tax bills and filing overdue state tax returns.” Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield encourages taxpayers to take advantage of this program, noting, “This will be the final amnesty program offered by the state for at least 10 years.”

Taxpayers are eligible for amnesty if they:

  • Failed to file a tax return or report
  • Failed to report all income or all tax, interest and penalties that were due
  • Claimed incorrect credits or deductions
  • Misrepresented or omitted any tax due

Certain taxpayers in the midst of an audit or litigation may also be eligible. However, anyone involved in a criminal investigation or litigation for taxes administered by the Louisiana Department of Revenue is not eligible.

Successful participants will pay the following:

  • 100% of delinquent taxes (installment agreements available)
  • 83% of the remaining interest
  • 67% of the remaining penalties

Additional information.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.