Tax deadlines extended for Hurricane Isaac Victims

Tax deadlines extended for Hurricane Isaac Victims
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 1:33am

(BATON ROUGE, LA) The Louisiana Department of Revenue is granting filing and payment extensions to taxpayers whose homes, principal place of business or critical tax records are in the following parishes affected by Hurricane Isaac: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. In Mississippi, the following counties apply: Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River counties.

The Department will waive any late filing penalties, late payment penalties and interest that would otherwise apply. Any return or amount on which penalty or interest began accruing before August 26, 2012 will not be eligible for this relief.

SALES TAX, SEVERANCE TAX, EXCISE TAXES

The extensions are available for sales tax, severance tax and excise taxes with original or extended due dates on or after August 26, 2012, and on or before September 30, 2012. The due date for qualifying tax returns and payments has been extended to October 15, 2012.

For a list of applicable taxes and their statutory due dates, which will be extended to October 15th for affected taxpayers click here.

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