Filing Extensions Procedures for Declared Disaster Areas
LDR issuedRevenue Information Bulletin 2016-032– Filing Extensions for Taxpayers Affected by Declared "Disaster Areas” to clarify the procedure for filing Louisiana extensions for those affected by Spring flooding. LDR's online extension filing system has been reopened and should be used for filing Louisiana extensions to meet theJuly 15, 2016 filing datefor those affected by the Spring flooding.
LDR Online Individual Income Tax Extension Filing Request
Those registered with LDR for bulk extension requests, may use theIndividual Income and Corporate Tax Bulk Extensions.
In addition, stop-billing indicators are being implemented in the LDR system for specified tax periods in zip codes affected by flooding in March 2016, andfiling extensions will be granted to eligible taxpayers, even if not requested.
LDR has indicated they will accept electronic extensions from software vendors who have the ability to process extensions for the July 15 filing date. You shouldcheck directly with your software vendor. LCPA does not know if any of the software vendors are able to process electronic extensions for this delay.
Contacting LDR on Taxpayer Issues
We have heard from members requesting the correct procedure for contacting LDR on taxpayer matters. Please refer toOnline Inquiries Tax Practitioners.
If you prefer to email LDR directly, refer to theLDR Problem Resolution Resourcesfor tax practitioners’ direct email addresses for specific issues including how to check refund status. This resource is posted on theLCPA home pagefor your convenience.
LDR is continually monitoring the traffic of tax practitioners and working to resolve your inquiries in a timely manner. Please notify LCPA State Government Relations Director,Linda Babin, if you experience extended delays with responses to your inquiries.
Special thanks to Jerry Schreiber for preparing this information.
Jerry and Linda Babin, along with several otherLCPA members, participated
in numerous calls and emails with the IRS and LDR.
The LCPA Advocacy Team thanks IRS and LDR staff who worked cooperatively to
find solutions to the issues and concerns presented.
Questions about the content of this Alert should be directed toLinda Babin.