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State income tax deadline extended to July 15

Posted: 1:23 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 14:23:16-04
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The Louisiana Department of Revenue announced on Monday that it had extended the state income tax deadline to July 15 due to the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.

According to LDR, the extension applies to Louisiana individual, corporation, fiduciary and partnership income tax returns and payments.

The state filing extension follows the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision to move the federal income tax deadline from April 15 to July 15.

The state filing extension is automatic for eligible taxes and no extension request is necessary.

LDR states it will not apply penalties or interest to any applicable returns or payments submitted by the extended July 15 deadline.

Due to a statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards, LDR states it has suspended in-person customer service to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

During this public health emergency, LDR recommends all taxpayers take advantage of the online customer service options available on the department’s website, including Louisiana File Online, the state’s free tax filing portal for individual taxpayers.