State tax filing extensions available for parishes under saltwater emergency declaration

By: - October 9, 2023 10:02 am
Vessels in the Mississippi River work on raising a sill in the Mississippi River near Alliance to reduce the flow of saltwater upriver.

Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work on raising a sill in the Mississippi River near Alliance to reduce the flow of saltwater upriver. (USACE photo)

Taxpayers in the four parishes where saltwater intrusion from the Mississippi River has or will impact the drinking water are getting more time to file their returns.

The Louisiana Department of Revenueis granting automatic filing extensions to taxpayers whose primary residences, business, critical tax records or tax preparers are in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines or St. Bernard parishes. All four parishes are within the a federally declared disaster area.

The extensions, which are being granted for up to six months, are available for individual, corporate and partnership income taxes, fiduciary income taxes and corporation franchise taxes.

No action is needed for taxpayers who qualify for the automatic extension.

Taxpayers who do not meet all the criteria for an automatic extension can still apply to the Louisiana Department of Revenue for relief from potential penalties. More information is available from a bulletin the state issued Friday.


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