BATON ROUGE – Due to an attempted ransomware attack affecting computer systems throughout state government, the Louisiana Department of Revenue has extended the filing dates for state taxes due Nov. 20, 2019. The extended due date is Nov. 25, 2019, for the following taxes:
· Sales and Use Tax
· Prepaid Wireless Telecommunications 911 Service Charge
· Hotel Occupancy Tax
· Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Food and Beverage Tax
· Beer Tax
· Tobacco Tax
· Terminal Operator Monthly Tax
· Distributer/Exporter/Blender Tax
· Motor Fuel Transporter Tax
· Fuel Backup Tax
· Transportation And Communication Tax - Monthly Return
This filing extension is available due to the November 18, 2019, attempted ransomware attack that affected operations and services at multiple state agencies, including the Department of Revenue. The attack did not compromise any state tax returns or taxpayer information. However, certain services provided by the department were disrupted, including the sales tax filing application Parish E-File and the Louisiana Taxpayer Access Point (LaTAP), the state’s tax account management portal.
No extension request is necessary on the part of the taxpayer. The department will apply the extension automatically and will waive any interest, delinquent filing penalty or delinquent payment penalty for any eligible return or payment submitted by the extended Nov. 25 deadline.