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Hurricane Gustav Extensions

Updated September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008

Louisiana Department of Revenue Grants Tax Extensions to Hurricane Gustav Victims

BATON ROUGE , La. (September 5, 2008) - The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is granting filing extensions to taxpayers whose filing addresses or whose tax preparers' addresses are located in Louisiana communities declared federal disaster areas by President Bush following Hurricane Gustav. Taxpayers who reside outside of a disaster area but whose books, records or tax professionals are located in the relief area will also be assisted.

LDR will recognize the January 5, 2009, extensions granted by the IRS for income-related taxes, which includes individual, corporation, declaration of estimates, and corporation franchise tax. The extensions are available on returns and payments due between September 1, 2008, and January 5, 2009. LDR will waive applicable penalties and abate interest that would otherwise apply on these returns.

In addition, employee withholdings due on or after Sept. 1, 2008, and on or before Sept. 16, 2008, will not be subject to penalty or interest as long as these returns and payments are received by September 16, 2008.

If a taxpayer receives a notice from LDR, they should call any of the following offices of the Department: Alexandria Regional Office, (318) 487-5333; Baton Rouge Headquarters, (225) 219-7318 or (225) 219-0102; Baton Rouge Regional Office, (225) 922-2300; Lafayette Regional Office, (337) 262-5455; Lake Charles Regional Office, (337) 491-2504; Monroe Regional Office, (318) 362-3151; New Orleans Regional Office, (504) 568-5233; Shreveport Regional Office, (318)
676-7505; and Thibodaux Regional Office, (985) 447-0976.

Affected taxpayers whose businesses, homes or tax professionals are located in a disaster area should write "Hurricane Gustav" in BLACK ink at the top of their returns.


UPDATE: September 15, 2008 - Adding parishes of Calcasieu, Catahoula, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, St. Helena, and Washington

Louisiana Department of Revenue announces additional filing extensions related to Hurricane Gustav

BATON ROUGE, La. (September 11, 2008) - The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is granting extensions on the filing and payment deadlines for more than a dozen state taxes in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.

The extensions are available in the 43 parishes declared federal disaster areas by President Bush. They are: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, LaSalle, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Sabine, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

If additional parishes are declared Gustav disaster areas by President Bush, they will receive the same relief.

The extensions are available for state excise, sales, and severance taxes with filing dates between Sept. 1, and Sept. 30, 2008. The disaster-related filing deadline is October 15.

In order to claim the filing extension, write “Hurricane Gustav” in BLACK at the top of your return.

For media inquiries, contact:
Byron Henderson
Public Information Director