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Request state tax filing extensions before the May 15 filing deadline

April 18, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana taxpayers who need more time to file their 2011 state individual income tax returns must request an extension on or before the May 15, 2012, due date.

Visit to request a filing extension electronically. This is the fastest and most convenient method of requesting an extension. It requires only your name and Social Security Number, along with a valid e-mail address if you would like to receive confirmation.

An extension request applies only to an extension of time to file a Louisiana individual income tax return. An extension does not grant additional time to pay any taxes due. Payments received after the return due date are subject to interest and late payment penalties.

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