Dept. of Revenue seeks taxpayers eligible for tax amnesty

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is taking a multi-pronged approach to informing delinquent taxpayers that they may be eligible for a statewide tax amnesty program.

Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2013: A Fresh Start allows noncompliant taxpayers to settle their accounts with the state by paying all taxes due, with a waiver of all penalties and 50 percent of the interest owed. It continues through Nov. 22, 2013.

LDR's outreach includes 443,000 letters addressed to taxpayers the agency's records indicate are behind on their taxes.

And it includes a recorded telephone message sent to eligible taxpayers whose phone numbers are in LDR's database.

The tax amnesty period began on Sept. 23 and runs through Nov. 22.

To find out more and to see if you qualify for the Fresh Start program, visit www.ldrtaxamnesty.com or call our amnesty hotline at: 866-782-9241.