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Louisiana's tax amnesty program is up and running

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Baton Rouge, La. (AP) - Louisiana's tax amnesty program is up and running for delinquent taxpayers seeking a reprieve from penalties in paying their back-owed taxes.

The program opened Monday and runs through Nov. 22.

During the two months, people can apply to get caught up on their tax bills without any penalties and with only half the interest charges they would otherwise owe on the debt.

Lawmakers approved plans for the tax amnesty earlier this year as a way to drum up cash for the state budget. They anticipated collecting $200 million this year.

The amnesty program covers all taxes administered by the Department of Revenue, except for motor fuel taxes.

Details are available at www.ldrtaxamnesty.com.

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