Louisiana income tax filing deadline pushed back to Friday

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s revenue department is giving people an extra two days to file their state income taxes, after a computer problem made it difficult or impossible for some tax filings.

State income taxes had been due Wednesday, under an extension granted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But the deadline was pushed back to Friday.

Other taxes affected by this extension include alcoholic beverage, withholding and motor fuels importer taxes.

The Department of Revenue said a network connectivity problem had slowed down or made inaccessible several of its websites, including an income tax filing application and the business tax portal.

The computer problems also temporarily crashed a revenue department website set up for front-line workers who stayed on the job in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak to apply for a $250 one-time payment approved by state lawmakers.

The application period opened Wednesday, and the website was up and running again later in the day.

By: Associated Press

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