Louisiana tax deadline extended to Aug. 16 for 5 parishes

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FILE – This July 24, 2018, file photo shows a portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form. It’s the time of year to start thinking about taxes – what’s ahead and what can be done now to manage. But the upcoming tax filing season is going to be trickier for many Americans due to rampant unemployment, working from home and general upheaval due to COVID-19. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state income taxes for 2020 are due Tuesday for most taxpayers around the state, but residents of five parishes struck by severe storms last month are getting an extension.

The state revenue department said the filing and payment deadline is Aug. 16 for people whose homes and principal places of business are in Ascension, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and Lafayette parishes. Those parishes experienced heavy rain and flooding in mid-May.

No late penalties or interest will apply to state income tax returns or tax payments submitted by people and businesses in those five parishes by the August deadline, the revenue department said.

More information is available online.

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