East Baton Rouge City-Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an executive order Wednesday that extended the filing time for East Baton Rouge local sales tax returns by 30 days. The returns for February and March 2020 are extended, and will be considered timely if billed on or before April 20, 2020 and May 20, 2020 respectively.
“I want to let our business community know that I empathize with you and understand the complex challenges that you are facing. As we address this crisis in our community, we must unite in our effort to sustain our local economy,” said Mayor Broome. “Baton Rouge has consistently proven our resiliency when presented with adversity. I assure you that our local economy will recover if we continue to support our businesses to the best of our ability.”
The order covers all business that collect sales tax on behalf of the City-Parish. Mayor Broome hopes that this executive order will provide relief to the businesses in Baton Rouge that are affected by COVID-19, and stimulate the local economy.