Louisiana tax filing and payment extensions granted due to flooding

The Louisiana Department of Revenue is granting filing and payment extensions for corporate income, personal income, sales and use, severance, motor fuel, tobacco, alcoholic beverage, and other taxes to taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business or critical tax records are located in areas of the state declared federal disaster areas following recent storms and flooding. The declared disaster areas include the following parishes: Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington, and West Feliciana. If additional parishes are added to the federal disaster declaration, they will receive the same relief.

For individual income, corporate income, franchise and other income taxes, along with estimated tax payments due on or after August 11, 2016, and on or before January 17, 2017, the extended filing and payment deadline is January 17, 2017. Taxpayers currently on extension are not eligible for any additional extension for purposes of payment. For withholding tax returns and remittances due on or after August 11, 2016, and on or before November 15, 2016, the extended deadline is November 30, 2016. The extended due dates of other taxes eligible for filing and payment extensions are included in the bulletin. For tax returns, payments and remittances submitted by the extended deadline, the Department will waive any late filing penalties, late payment penalties and interest that would otherwise apply. Taxpayers in federal disaster areas should write “South La. Flooding 2016” in black ink at the top of their tax returns. (Revenue Information Bulletin No. 16-047, Louisiana Department of Revenue, August 18, 2016.)

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