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Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) New Orleans Office Assisting Taxpayers on Location in FEMA Disaster Relief Centers

November 3, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:
Vincent Caire, LDR
225-219-4084


Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) New Orleans Office Assisting Taxpayers on Location in FEMA Disaster Relief Centers

LDR employees are offering expertise and professional assistance to Louisiana taxpayers through the Disaster Relief Centers (DRCs) operated by FEMA and the Red Cross. Since the relief efforts began LDR staff members based in the New Orleans Office have been handing out Natural Disaster Refund Claim forms, explaining filing procedures and assisting customers with completing the forms.

Five locations serving taxpayers in the Greater New Orleans area are manned by the LDR staff;
DRC #9-Belle Chasse Auditorium
8398 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, La. 70037
DRC #13-L.B Landry High School
1200 Landry Blvd., Algiers, La. 71004
DRC #20-Serving Jefferson Parish
Westside Shopping Center, Units 14/15
15 West Bank Expressway, Gretna, LA 70053
DRC #34-Jewish Community Center
5342 St. Charles AvenueNew Orleans, LA 70115
DRC #35-8101 West Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043

A northshore location at 1305 N. Florida Blvd. in Covington, Louisiana will provide similar services to St. Tammany Parish residents commencing on a date to be announced in the near future.

These centers are staffed during the hours of 9:00 am through 5:30 pm Weekdays. In addition to distributing the forms, the LDR staff also accepts the completed forms if the taxpayer would like to return them in person.

LDR Secretary Cynthia Bridges is pleased with the success of the program. “So far we have assisted over 8,000 Louisiana taxpayers and with the addition of the St. Tammany location, the staff will continue to increase the level of convenience for both business and residential customers.”

The Louisiana Department of Revenue’s mission is to administer the applicable tax laws of the state of Louisiana as well as regulations concerning alcohol, tobacco and charitable gaming.

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