Tax amnesty dates set for Sept. 23 through Nov. 22 - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Tax amnesty dates set for Sept. 23 through Nov. 22

Updated:
AP graphic AP graphic

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Delinquent taxpayers can get a reprieve from penalties for paying their back-owed taxes in an upcoming amnesty period that begins in September.

The state revenue department announced Tuesday that the first year of the tax amnesty program created by lawmakers will run from Sept. 23 through Nov. 22.

During that time, people can get caught up on their tax bills without any penalties and with only half the interest charges they would otherwise owe on the debt.

Details about who is eligible are available at www.ldrtaxamnesty.com .

Lawmakers approved plans for the tax amnesty program as a way to drum up cash for this year's $25.4 billion budget. They anticipated collecting $200 million this year from the program and plugged the expected money into the Department of Health and Hospitals budget.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wvue-dt.