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The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountant's efforts and continuing involvement in discussion with the Internal Revenue Service, Louisiana Department of Revenue, Louisiana Workforce Commission, and other stakeholder agencies has helped deliver much-needed additional relief and guidance when it's needed most.

If you need additional information or have any questions please contact:

Linda H. Babin, CPA, CGMA
800.288.5272, ext. 126

Advocacy Alerts
Monday, October 19, 2020
IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Delta; Oct. 15 deadline »
IR 2020-236 - Victims of Hurricane Delta that began on Oct. 6 now have until Feb. 16, 2021 to file various individual and...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Hurricane Delta FEMA Assistance Declared for 5 Parishes (DR-4570-LA) »
FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana in the areas affected by...
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
10/15 Filing Deadline Issues Due to Disasters »
The LCPA Advocacy Team is actively seeking relief measures and information regarding Hurricane Delta. We will share what...
Friday, October 9, 2020
LDR Requires Written Notice if Using Disaster Non Resident Work Assistance »
Request for Written Notice Concerning Disaster or Emergency-Related Services Rendered by Nonresident Employees and Nonresi...
Thursday, October 8, 2020
FinCEN Provides FBAR Relief to Victims of Recent Natural Disasters »
Affected Filers Have Until December 31 to File FinCEN announced October 6, 2020, that victims of the California Wildfi...

Tax Alerts – Federal
Friday, March 20, 2020
ALERT: IRS Filing Relief; deadline extended to July 15 »
IRS Notice 2020-18 On March 18, 2020, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 20...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Issues Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak »
News Releases Treasury News Release:   Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to C...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS/Practitioner Liaison Meeting »
IRS/Practitioner Liaison Meeting Live Webcast: Wed., Jan. 24, 1-5p Join the discussion! The annual IRS/Practi...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Issues Several Guidance Notices Including Prepaying 2018 Real Property Taxes; Must Renew PTIN by »
IRS Advisory: Prepaid Real Property Taxes May Be Deductible in 2017 if Assessed and Paid in 2017 IR-20...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reaction to Tax Act's Unintended Consequences for Some Accounting Firms »
Dear LCPA Members, We are sharing with you the AICPA's response to the monumental tax reform package now...

Tax Alerts – State
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT: LDR and Business Aid Updates »
LDR Issues Guidance on Tax Extensions, Assessments, Audits, Litigation, Collection, and Other Matters RIB 20-008 Tax...
Monday, March 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
LDR encourages online customer service options during COVID-19 public health emergency »
We know your email box is flooded with news on COVID-19. That’s why our focus will be dedicated to bringing you informatio...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
LDR Electronic Filing, Extensions, Act 442, Veterans, Married Separate Residences »
Hot off the press from LDR: RIB 20-006 Waiver of Electronic Filing Mandate for Fiduciary Income Tax Extensions...
Monday, December 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPDATED LDR Form R-2214-SM Claims - Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States »
December 23, 2019 The Louisiana Department of Revenue has updated the instruction page of Form R-2214-SM to clarify t...
Thursday, December 19, 2019
LDR Form R-2214-SM Claims – Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States »
December 19, 2019 RIB 19-023 Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States Resolution Process for 2014-2018 Claims...

News Releases
Friday, March 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 Update: Events Postponed »
In accordance with health officials' recommendations regarding reducing the spread of COVID-19,  we have made the dif...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lt Gov Names DOS Volunteers Honorary Ambassadors; Rep Stokes to Issue HR Commendation »
The Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA), will hold its first-ever CPA Day of Service this Friday, September 28. More than 350...
Friday, July 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LCPA Announces 2018 Board Members »
The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) recently announced the following members elected to the non-p...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LCPA Honors Members' Outstanding Service »
At the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants' (LCPA) Annual Meeting on June 13 in Lake Charles, 9 members were...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Six steps to take before disaster strikes to reduce financial loss »
 It's National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and Louisianians unfortunately know too well how devastating disasters can be....

Legislation Update
Thursday, June 30, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Recap of the Second Special and Regular Legislative Sessions »
June 30, 2016 Recap: Louisiana's Second Extraordinary Legislative Session...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislation Recap; Approved Corp E-file Vendors »
March 2, 2016 The following bills may be of interest as you are planning and preparing business returns. Some have e...
Thursday, June 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Proposed Tax Bills: There is strength in numbers! »
June 4, 2015 Thank you for contacting your legislators last week regarding the troubling effective date langua...

National News
Wednesday, June 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AICPA Raises Strong Legal Concerns about IRS Voluntary Program Proposal »
In the wake of Loving v. I.R.S. , which prevents the Internal Revenue Service from implementing a mandatory preparer regi...