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Department of Revenue grants broad range of extensions after Hurricane Ike

September 18, 2008

Department of Revenue expands income tax filing extensions related to Hurricane Ike

September 18, 2008

BATON ROUGE, La. (Sepetmber 18, 2008) – The Louisiana Department of Revenue is extending a disaster-related deadline for the filing and payment of a broad range of state taxes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

The extensions are available for individual income, corporate income and franchise, fiduciary and partnership taxes, as well as estimated tax payments with original or extended due dates on or after September 11, 2008, and on or before January 5, 2009. The due date for qualifying tax returns and payments has been extended to January 5, 2009.

The extensions are available to taxpayers in 14 Louisiana parishes declared federal disaster areas by President Bush: Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Plaquemines, Sabine, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vermilion, and Vernon.

The extensions apply also to 29 counties in Texas: Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, and Washington.

If and when any additional parishes or counties receive federal Hurricane Ike disaster-area status, they will become eligible for the January 5, 2009, filing extension, as well.

Taxpayers whose businesses, homes, or tax professionals are in a disaster area should write “Hurricane Ike” in BLACK ink on the top of their returns.

For more information, visit the Hurricanes Gustav & Ike page at www.revenue.louisiana.gov.



Department of Revenue extends sales tax deadlines due to Hurricane Ike

September 18, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is extending the filing deadlines for sales, severance, and excise taxes in areas devastated by Hurricane Ike.

The extension is available in 14 Louisiana parishes declared federal disaster areas by President Bush: Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Plaquemines, Sabine, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vermilion, and Vernon.

The extension is available also in 29 Texas counties: Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, and Washington.

This extension applies to sales, severance, and excise taxes with original or extended due dates on or after September 13, 2008, and on or before September 30, 2008. The due date for qualifying tax returns and payments has been extended to October 15, 2008.

LDR will waive any late filing penalties, late payment penalties and interest that would otherwise apply. Any return or amount on which penalty or interest began accruing before September 13, 2008 will not be eligible for this relief.

When filing a return that qualifies for the extension, taxpayers should write the words “Hurricane Ike” in BLACK ink at the top of the return.

For more information, visit the Hurricanes Gustav & Ike page at www.revenue.louisiana.gov.



Louisiana Department of Revenue grants withholding extensions to employers in Hurricane Ike disaster areas

September 18, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is granting filing and payment extensions to employers located in federally-declared disaster areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

The extensions are available for withholding returns and payments due on or after September 11, 2008, and on or before September 26, 2008. LDR will waive any late filing penalties, late payment penalties and interest that would otherwise apply. Any withholding tax return or amount on which penalty or interest began accruing before September 11, 2008 will not be eligible for these extensions.

The extensions apply to 14 Louisiana parishes declared federal disaster areas by President Bush: Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Plaquemines, Sabine, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vermilion, and Vernon.

The extensions apply also to 29 counties in Texas: Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, and Washington.

When filing a return that qualifies for the extension, taxpayers should write the words “Hurricane Ike” in BLACK ink at the top of the return.

For more information, visit the Hurricanes Gustav & Ike page at www.revenue.louisiana.gov.