In A Flash

Technical issues plaguing revenue department as Louisianians apply for aid

By: - July 15, 2020 12:06 pm

The Louisiana Department of Revenue says in a press release that between midnight and 7 a.m. 14,000 residents applied for money set aside for front-line workers who stayed on the job during the pandemic.  But since then a “network connectivity issue has affected all applications on the Louisiana Taxpayer Access Point portal, including the frontline workers application.”

Those problems exist, the department says in its press release, despite bandwidth and servers being “configured to handle the high volume of applications anticipated.”

Today, July 15, is the deadline for Louisiana residents to file their state taxes. “The state Office of Technology Services has all hands on deck working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible,” the department says in its news release.

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