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State tax deadline extended to Friday, July 17

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jul 15, 2020

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 DateEmergency Extension Due Date
Partnership Income

April 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

July 17, 2020
Individual IncomeMay 15, 2020July 17, 2020
Fiduciary IncomeMay 15, 2020July 17, 2020
Corporation Income & FranchiseMay 15, 2020July 17, 2020
Alcoholic BeverageJuly 15, 2020July 17, 2020
Motor Fuels ImporterJuly 15, 2020July 17, 2020
WithholdingJuly 15, 2020July 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

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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