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Louisiana Department of Revenue Provides Further Extensions for filing and Payment Deadlines for Businesses

August 28, 2006

BATON ROUGE- In conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Louisiana Department of Revenue announces an additional postponement of filing and payment deadlines for individuals and businesses. The deadline will be October 16, 2006, which is the same deadline established earlier for certain individual income tax returns.

Provisions for individuals and corporate estimated tax payments and vouchers:

Individual and corporate estimated tax payments that were due on or after August 29, 2005, and on or before August 28, 2006, now qualify for the extended filing and payment deadlines. To ensure the payments are posted to the appropriate return and tax period, each payment should be attached to the original payment voucher. Do not make one payment to cover all periods. You may send each payment separately, or if you prefer, the payments may be sent together. Each check should be marked with the taxpayer’s identification number and the period to which the payment applies.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue encourages all taxpayers to file and pay all estimated tax vouchers via the Department''s website at www.revenue.louisiana.gov.

Provisions for returns:

For taxpayers in the seven Louisiana parishes, whose 2004 returns for corporate income and franchise, fiduciary, and composite partnership taxes and the partnership (IT-565) information return, with statutory due dates on or after August 29, 2005, and whose 2005 returns with statutory due dates on or before August 28, 2006,will automatically qualify for this postponement. In addition, taxpayers in the 31 Louisiana parishes can also obtain the filing and payment postponements by self-identifying themselves to the Department of Revenue. To ensure taxpayers receive the relief to which they are entitled, affected taxpayers whose business, home, or tax professional was in the disaster areas listed below should mark “Hurricane Katrina” in BLACK ink on the top of their returns. A complete list of the areas included in these categories is shown below.

The Louisiana Parishes that automatically qualify are Cameron, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, and St. Tammany.

The Louisiana Parishes where taxpayers can request extra time by identifying “Hurricane Katrina” in BLACK on the top of their returns to the Louisiana Department of Revenue are Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermillion, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana.

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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