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:
|Original Due Date||Emergency Extension Due Date|
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.
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