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.


State offers filing extensions to businesses affected by severe weather

BATON ROUGE – Filing extensions are available on a case-by-case basis to Ouachita Parish businesses affected by severe weather on October 13, 2014, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) announced Wednesday.

The extensions apply to the following tax filing and remittance dates for the month of October:

Tax Due Date Extension Date
Semi-monthly Withholding Remittance October 15, 2014 November 14, 2014
Alcoholic Beverage Tax Return October 15, 2014 November 14, 2014
Sales Tax Return October 20, 2014 November 14, 2014
911 Service Fee October 20, 2014 November 14, 2014
Statewide Hotel/Motel Sales Tax Return October 20, 2014 November 14, 2014
Hazardous Waste Tax Return October 20, 2014 November 14, 2014
Beer Tax Return October 20, 2014 November 14, 2014
Withholding Returns & Remittances October 31, 2014 November 14, 2014
 To apply for an extension, taxpayers in the affected area must submit to the Department of Revenue a written statement explaining why the return or remittance cannot be submitted on time by attaching it to the tax return or mailing it to:

Louisiana Department of Revenue

Post Office Box 201

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0201

For more information, call the LDR Customer Service Center at 855-307-3893.