Tax Relief

State tax breaks in Louisiana to Ida. obtainable

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury is granting extensions to taxpayers in 25 communities whose homes and businesses were hit by the effects of Hurricane Ida.

The automatic renewal due date is January 3rd, 2022, for excise, franchise, income, severance and withholding taxes with original or extended due dates on or after August 26th and before January 3rd are eligible.

This is an extension to filing applicable tax returns, but not an extension to paying taxes due, the department said in a press release. Payments received after the original deadlines are subject to penalties and interest.

Extension applies to those in Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

In addition, the ministry said people may be eligible for state VAT refunds on personal property that was destroyed in a natural disaster. Examples of eligible property include clothing, furniture, electronics, recreational equipment, and appliances that are not permanently associated with a home or building. Refunds are limited to items that are not covered by insurance or any other type of refund.

Refunds are available only to individual Louisiana residents.

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