Tax filing extensions available for individuals and businesses in flood disaster areas

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana taxpayers in areas of the state affected by recent storms and flooding will receive filing extensions for returns for various taxes with due dates between March 8 and July 15, 2016. This includes individual state income tax returns due May 16.

The extended deadline for sales, severance and excise taxes is June 15, 2016.

The extended deadline for withholding taxes is June 30, 2016.

The extended deadline for individual income, corporation income & franchise and other income taxes is July 15, 2016.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue will waive any late filing penalties, late payment penalties and interest that would otherwise apply. This extension does not apply to any return or amount on which penalty and interest began accruing before March 8, 2016.

Extensions are available to taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business or critical tax records are located in the following parishes declared disaster areas by President Obama: Allen, Ascension, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu Caldwell, Claiborne, DeSoto, Grant, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Richland, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Carroll, and Winn.

If additional parishes are added to the disaster declaration, they will receive the same relief.

For more information, including the complete list of taxes and due dates eligible for this filing extension, read Revenue Information Bulletin 16-010: Tax Relief to Individuals and Businesses Affected by Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding.

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