The Louisiana Department of Revenue has now issued Revenue Information Bulletin (RIB) 21-021 automatically granting  filing and payment extensions to taxpayers for certain Louisiana tax returns and payments due during Hurricane Ida landfall and impact.  The Department’s new RIB specifically explains that for taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business, critical tax records, or paid tax preparers are located in Louisiana, tax returns and payments with original or extended due dates on August 31, 2021 will now have an automatic extended due date of September 15, 2021.

For tax returns submitted by the extended deadlines and for payments either submitted by the extended deadline or for which an installment agreement is entered into by the extended deadline, no late filing penalties, late payment penalties, or interest will be due.

Any return or tax on which penalty or interest began accruing before August 28, 2021, will not be eligible for this relief.

The Department’s RIB also provides and appendix containing the following list of severance and excise tax returns and payments normally due on August 31, 2021 (and now due on September 15, 2021):

  • International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Return
  • Severance Tax – Timber and Minerals
  • Surface Mining and Reclamation Fee

The Jones Walker SALT Team will provide additional updates regarding Hurricane Ida relief as they are issued.