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Super Tax Day at the Superdome in New Orleans

March 25, 2008

What: Super Tax Day at the Superdome
Where: St. Charles Room, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans
When: Saturday, April 5, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For Immediate Release

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is providing free electronic filing of state and federal individual income tax returns on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the Louisiana Superdome.

This is the latest in a series of Super Tax Day events that have helped tens of thousands of low- and moderate-income taxpayers file their returns quickly, easily, and free of charge. “We are pleased to continue providing this public service for Louisiana taxpayers,” said Secretary of Revenue Cynthia Bridges.

LDR is honored to work with the following community partners for Super Tax Day at the Superdome:

•Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
•Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS)
•Hispanic Apostolate
•Taxpayer Advocate Services
•Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET)
•Total Community Action
•Louisiana Superdome

Volunteers will provide tax-filing assistance from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. the day of the event. However, assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis, and taxpayers must arrive no later than 3:00 p.m. to ensure that they get served.

The IRS will provide additional guidance to taxpayers on issues related to federal reimbursement grants they may have received during the recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

The materials taxpayers are required to bring include:

•Valid driver's license or photo identification (self & spouse, if applicable)
•Social Security cards for all persons listed on the return
•Dates of birth for all persons listed on the return
•All income statements: Forms W-2, 1099, Social Security, Unemployment, or other benefits statements; self-employment records and any documents showing taxes withheld
•Dependent child care information: payee’s name, address and SSN or TIN
•Proof of account at financial institution for direct debit or deposit (i.e. cancelled/ voided check or bank statement)
•Prior-year tax return (if available)
•Any other pertinent documents or papers

And if filing jointly, both parties must be present

Bilingual services are available.

Entrance for Super Tax Day is at Gate A. Parking at the Superdome is available at discounted flat rate of $4.00.

For media inquiries, contact:
Byron Henderson
Public Information Director