BATON ROUGE – Tax relief is available to Louisiana taxpayers affected by severe storms and tornadoes that struck the state on February 7, 2017. The Louisiana Department of Revenue is offering filing and payment extensions to residents whose homes, critical tax records or principal places of business are located in the following ZIP codes in Livingston and Orleans parishes:
Additional areas declared federal disaster areas due to the severe weather on February 7, 2017, will be considered for the same relief.
For tax returns and payments submitted by the extended deadlines, the Department of Revenue 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 February 7, 2017, is not eligible for this relief.
Sales, Severance and Excise
The extended deadline is May 15, 2017, for sales, severance and excise taxes with original or extended due dates on or after February 7, 2017, and on or before April 30, 2017.
The extended deadline is May 31, 2017, for withholding returns due on or before April 30, 2017; and for withholding payments due on or after February 15, 2017, and on or before May 15, 2017.
Individual Income and Corporate Income & Franchise
The extended filing deadline is June 30, 2017, for taxpayers with original or extended due dates on or after February 7, 2017, or on or before June 30, 2017.
The extended payment deadline is June 30, 2017, for taxpayers with original due dates on or after February 7, 2017, or on or before June 30, 2017. However, taxpayers under an existing agreement with the Department of Revenue to pay taxes due are not eligible for an additional extension to pay.
Read Revenue Information Bulletin 17-007 for more information, including a complete list of taxes and due dates eligible for this relief.