LDR Statement on Electronic Filing of Extensions

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) announced Thursday that it will not require the electronic filing of corporate and individual income tax extensions and payments for 2010 tax returns due in 2011.

On November 20, 2010 notices of intent for LAC 61:III.1503, LAC 61:III.1505, LAC 61:III.2501 and LAC 61:III.2503 were published in the Louisiana Register. The proposed rules would have required electronic filing of corporate and individual income tax extensions and extension payments beginning with returns due on or after January 1, 2011. LDR will not proceed with rulemaking for these four notices of intent.

LDR does intend to mandate electronic corporate and individual income tax extensions and extension payments beginning with the 2012 filing season/2011 tax year. The department will publish an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Potpourri section of the March or April 2011 issue of the Louisiana Register to allow stakeholders to participate in the rulemaking process well before the implementation date.

LDR encourages all taxpayers and tax professionals to take advantage of the benefits of electronic filing of extensions and extension payments.  For more information about electronic filing and payment options, including extensions and bulk filing, visit the LDR E-services page at revenue.louisiana.gov.

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