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State tax deadline extended to Friday, July 17...Continue Reading

 

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is extending the deadline for all state taxes due July 15, 2020. The extended deadline is Friday, July 17.

 

A state computer network connectivity problem has slowed down or made inaccessible several LDR web applications including the income tax filing application Louisiana File Online and the business tax management portal Louisiana Taxpayer Access Point (LaTAP).

 

The income taxes affected by this filing extension were due originally in April and May, but were extended to July 15 due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Other taxes affected by this extension, including alcoholic beverage, withholding and motor fuels importer are due today.

 

The following tax returns and payments are now due on July 17:

 

Tax Type

Original Due Date

Emergency Extension Due Date

Partnership Income

April 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

July 17, 2020

Individual Income

May 15, 2020

July 17, 2020

Fiduciary Income

May 15, 2020

July 17, 2020

Corporation Income & Franchise

May 15, 2020

July 17, 2020

Alcoholic Beverage

July 15, 2020

July 17, 2020

Motor Fuels Importer

July 15, 2020

July 17, 2020

Withholding

July 15, 2020

July 17, 2020

 

LDR will not apply penalties or interest to any applicable returns or payments submitted by the July 17 deadline. Taxpayers who need more time to file these returns can request an extension at www.revenue.louisiana.gov/extensions. Failure to request an extension before the deadline can result in late-filing penalties. An extension grants additional time to file a return only. It does not grant more time to pay any taxes due. Payments submitted after the July 17 deadline are subject to penalties and interest.

 

Read Revenue Information Bulletin 20-014 for more information.

 

 

Network connectivity issues affecting LDR web applications...Continue Reading

 

BATON ROUGE - The application portal at FrontlineWorkers.la.gov began accepting applications at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, and by approximately 7 a.m. had accepted more than 14,000 applications.

 

Bandwidth and servers were configured to handle the high volume of applications anticipated, however a separate network connectivity issue has affected all applications on the Louisiana Taxpayer Access Point portal, including the frontline workers application, Louisiana File Online, and other tax management applications.

 

The state Office of Technology Services has all hands on deck working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

 

Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

 

 

Louisiana’s frontline workers can apply for $250 COVID-19 rebates starting July 15...Continue Reading

 

BATON ROUGE – Eligible Louisiana residents can begin applying this Wednesday for $250 rebates related to essential work performed during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

 

Act 12 of the 2020 First Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature provides for a one-time rebate for eligible workers earning $50,000 per year or less, who spent at least 200 hours responding to or mitigating the COVID-19 crisis from March 22, 2020, through May 14, 2020.

 

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will accept applications from July 15 through Oct. 31 from workers employed in one of the following essential critical infrastructure jobs on or after March 11, 2020:

 

1.       Nurses, assistants, aides, medical residents, pharmacy staff, phlebotomists, respiratory therapists, and workers providing direct patient care in inpatient and outpatient dialysis facilities.

2.      Housekeeping, laundry services, food services, and waste management personnel in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

3.      Long-term care facility personnel, outpatient care workers, home care workers, personal assistance providers, home health providers, home delivered meal providers, childcare service providers.

4.      Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, fire and rescue personnel, law enforcement personnel, public health epidemiologists.

5.      Bus drivers; retail fuel center personnel; sanitation personnel; residential, commercial, and industrial solid waste and hazardous waste removal personnel; storage and disposal personnel.

6.      Grocery store, convenience store, and food assistance program personnel.

7.       Mortuary service providers.

8.      Veterinary service staff.

 

LDR will accept applications online or on a downloadable printed form. However, due to limited funding for the rebate program, eligible workers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible using the online application portal at FrontlineWorkers.la.gov beginning Wednesday, July 15.

 

Read Revenue Information Bulletin 20-020 for more information.

 

 

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