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Applications for Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015 will begin December 1, 2015

Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015 is a one-month period for individual and business taxpayers to bring delinquent tax accounts up to date by clearing unpaid tax bills and filing overdue state tax returns. It is a completely voluntary program that begins on December 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM central and ends at 11:59 PM central on December 31, 2015.

Amnesty will be granted only for eligible taxes to eligible taxpayers who apply during the amnesty period and who pay or enter into an installment agreement for all of the tax, 83 percent of the remaining interest due, 67 percent of the remaining penalties and all fees and costs, if applicable, for periods designated on the amnesty

application. If the application is approved, the secretary shall waive 17 percent of the interest and 33 percent of the penalties associated with the tax periods for which amnesty is applied. Taxpayers taking advantage of the 2015 Amnesty program have the opportunity to pay their delinquent amount in installments. See the reverse side of this sheet for more information about installments.

If you have questions about Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015, visit or call the Amnesty Customer Service Line at 1-866-782-9241 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 8:00 PM central time.

Monroe Airport receives $990,000 Grant

U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, announced the Monroe Regional Airport will receive a $990,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The funds will be used to complete the final phase of construction of a new perimeter service road adjacent to the perimeter fence.

“The Monroe Regional Airport plays a critical role in the economic development of Northeast Louisiana’s hub city and the surrounding areas. The funding for this project will continue that mission of uplifting our region. I look forward to continuing my strong relationship with the city of Monroe, and together, we will keep bringing more federal dollars to the city for worthy projects such as this,” Abraham said.

The funds are part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program.

“We have done a tremendous amount of improvements to the airport, which includes a new terminal. We appreciate the support of the FAA and the congressional delegation for the ongoing funds for these capital improvements,” said Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo.