Tax Amnesty Program in effect

POSTED: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 8:16am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

A reminder for those of you who still haven't paid your state taxes.

The Tax Amnesty Program is now in effect. Under the plan, Louisiana citizens can pay off overdue taxes with no penalty fees and only half the interest.

Officials said the state is owed almost $500 million. They hope to recover about $150 million with the amnesty program. It runs through October.