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State Filing Deadline Extended for Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Martin Parishes

October 10, 2007

Baton Rouge, LA—The Louisiana Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers in the February tornado areas of Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Martin parishes that they have until October 24, 2007 to submit their 2006 calendar year state individual and corporate income tax returns. This only applies to taxpayers that requested the federal automatic six-month extension of time to file on or before April 24, 2007. This due date is consistent with the extension allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.

Taxpayers not residing in the covered disaster area, but whose books, records, or tax professionals’ offices are in the covered disaster area, are also entitled to this extension of time. These taxpayers should indicate “February Tornadoes” on their tax returns and attach a copy of the federal automatic extension Form 4868 for individuals or Form 7004 for businesses. If, after attaching the extension forms, the taxpayer receives a delinquent notice from the Department of Revenue, the taxpayer should call the phone number listed on the notice.

“The extension granted by the IRS and the Louisiana Department of Revenue gives taxpayers the opportunity to recover from the affects of the severe weather, without having to worry about being charged delinquent filing penalties on their tax returns,” says Cynthia Bridges, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

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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