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2009 Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program enters final week

Window of Opportunity closes Oct. 31

October 27, 2009

This is the final week of the 2009 Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program. The program provides a window of opportunity to resolve overdue state tax accounts by paying all taxes due, any assessed fees, and 50 percent of the interest. For eligible taxpayers, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will waive all penalties and the remaining 50 percent of the interest.

This window of opportunity closes on Saturday, October 31. Visit LDRAmnesty.com for application and payment information.

“Tens of thousands of taxpayers have taken advantage of this opportunity to bring their accounts up to date,” said Secretary of Revenue Cynthia Bridges. “If you have fallen behind on your obligations, this is your chance to make it right.”

The 2009 Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program applies to:
• All taxes administered and collected by LDR, except for motor fuel taxes;
• Taxes that became due on or after July 1, 2001, and before January 1, 2009 (Since the previous amnesty program);
• Taxes due prior to January 1, 2009, for which LDR has issued an individual or business a billing notice or a demand for payment on or after July 1, 2001, and before May 31, 2009;
• Taxes for which the taxpayer and LDR entered into an agreement to suspend the running of prescription until December 31, 2009;
• Taxes due on or before July 1, 2009, but were ineligible for an earlier amnesty program due to having a matter in civil litigation.
Taxpayers who are eligible for amnesty include:
• Those who failed to file a tax return or report;
• Taxpayers who failed to report all income or all tax. Interest, and penalties that were due;
• Taxpayers who claimed incorrect credits or deductions;
• Taxpayers who misrepresented or omitted any tax due; or
• Certain taxpayers under audit or in administrative or judicial litigation.
Taxpayers under criminal investigation by LDR are not eligible to participate in the 2009 Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program.
For details or to apply for amnesty or make a payment, visit LDRAmnesty.com or call 866-292-8080.