Tax amnesty runs until Nov. 22

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Louisiana Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield discussed a statewide tax amnesty program during a kickoff event in Kenner for LA Tax Amnesty 2013: A Fresh Start.

The Fresh Start program runs from Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Nov. 22. It offers delinquent taxpayers and non-filers a chance to settle their accounts with the Louisiana Department of Revenue by paying all taxes due, with a waiver of all penalties and 50 percent of the interest owed.

Secretary Barfield will speak with taxpayers and the media during an appearance at the headquarters of the Society for Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) at LCPA headquarters in Kenner.

Information about the Fresh Start program is available at, where beginning Monday eligible taxpayers can submit amnesty applications and make payments electronically.