State begins accepting 2017 tax returns
Posted on 1/29/2018 10:44:00 AM.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue begins accepting state income tax returns today. There are several ways to file, including electronically on the LDR website. Spokesperson Bryon Henderson says it’s the easiest and safest way to file.
 
"We've implemented enhanced security measures to protect Louisiana taxpayers from identity theft and other types of tax fraud.   If you file electronically, you can expect your tax refund in about 60 days."
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Louisiana taxpayers targeted by scam artists
Posted on 8/1/2016 10:34:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has put out a warning that some Louisiana taxpayers are being targeted by scam artists. LDR spokesperson Byron Henderson says one woman in East Baton Rouge parish received a phone call in which she was told she was prequalified for a program that could help her resolve a tax lien.
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Tax filing season begins today
Posted on 1/19/2016 3:18:00 AM.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue, along with the I-R-S, start accepting income tax returns today. Federal returns are due April 18th. LDR spokesperson Kizzy Payton says you’ll have until May 16th to file your state returns. She says this year, they’ve implemented enhanced security measures to protect taxpayers against fraud, which is something they started focusing on a couple of years ago.
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Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend
Posted on 5/29/2015 11:46:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Saturday and Sunday is the 2015 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Hurricane Season starts Monday and Department of Revenue spokeswoman Kizzy Payton says this weekend Louisiana residents can purchase preparedness items without having to pay the 4 percent state sales tax.
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Tax amnesty period begins today
Posted on 10/15/2014 4:06:00 AM.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue is offering delinquent tax payers a chance to settle their overdue debt with the state. The 2014 Louisiana Tax Amnesty period begins today and runs through November 14.

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Hunter Sales Tax Holiday weekend
Posted on 9/5/2014 2:46:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday begins today and runs through Sunday. Byron Henderson with the Louisiana Department of Revenue says this is the third sales tax holiday that happens here every year and it's exclusively for hunters.
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Department of Revenue warns citizens about a data breach
Posted on 8/29/2014 1:57:00 PM.
State officials say a data breach involving JP Morgan Chase may have exposed Louisiana citizens to identity theft or fraud.
 

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Dates for a Louisiana Tax Amnesty period announced
Posted on 8/13/2014 12:19:00 PM.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue says the state will hold another tax amnesty period from October 15th to November 14th.  Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield says new to this amnesty program is the option that delinquent taxpayers can pay their debt owed to the state through payments.
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State tax refund checks sent out after delay
Posted on 2/28/2014 12:07:00 PM.
Louisiana taxpayers worried about a delay in their state tax refunds can now expect their refunds to arrive soon.  Byron Henderson of the Louisiana Department of Revenue says one reason state refunds are a bit late was the federal shut down which delayed the I.R.S. processing schedule.
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Tax amnesty program starts Monday
Posted on 9/22/2013 10:03:00 PM.
A tax amnesty period begins today for delinquet Louisiana taxpayers. Now through November 22nd any Louisiana taxpayer who owes the state money can come forward and pay their overdue taxes without facing a penalty. Louisiana Department of Revenue spokesperson Doug Baker says it's a very simple process.
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