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Tax Amnesty comes to an end December 31

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Your chance to pay off overdue taxes without penalty comes to an end on Thursday, December 31.

Louisiana pushed back its tax amnesty program to December 1 after they say a bad batch of letters were sent to tax payers.

Taxpayers can call 1-866-782-9241 for more information about their amnesty account.

During the amnesty period, individual and business taxpayers are offered a fresh start to bring their delinquent tax accounts up to date by clearing unpaid tax bills and filing overdue state tax returns.

Amnesty will be granted for eligible taxes to qualified taxpayers who apply during the amnesty period and who agree to settle their accounts with the state by paying 100 percent of delinquent taxes, 83 percent of the remaining interest and 67 percent of the remaining penalties due. Once approved, the Secretary of Revenue shall waive the remaining 17 percent interest and 33 percent penalties.

The program started Tuesday, December 1 and runs through the end of the year.

The 2015 Tax Amnesty Program is the third and final effort permitted by the Louisiana Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act of 2013. After the conclusion of the 2015 amnesty period, there will be no new amnesty program offered by the Department of Revenue until at least 2025. 

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