LDR announces Tax Amnesty Sept. 23 – Nov. 22

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Act 421 of the 2013 Louisiana Legislature instituted a statewide amnesty program for all Louisiana taxpayers as a way to bring current any delinquent taxes with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR).

LA Tax Amnesty 2013: A Fresh Start will officially begin on Sept. 23, 2013 and will end on Nov. 22, 2013.

During this two-month time period, Louisiana taxpayers will be able to officially apply for tax amnesty and submit payment for all tax periods that are outstanding.

All taxpayers who qualify for the Fresh Start program will receive a letter from the Secretary of Revenue accompanied by a voucher showing tax periods and amounts owed with all necessary account numbers to expedite payment to LDR by November 22, 2013. Upon receipt, electronic application and payment will be the fastest and most efficient way to clear all accounts with LDR. Should taxpayers decide to pay via check, they will be able to simply mail in the voucher with their full payment.

The website for LA Tax Amnesty 2013: A Fresh Start: www.ldrtaxamnesty.com. The current website is live for informational purposes only.

All current information on the website will better help prepare taxpayers to participate in the amnesty program. A more enhanced website will be released at the Baton Rouge Press Club on Sept. 9, 2013 at noon.