The Alabama Department of Revenue is doing its part to help some flood victims in Louisiana through tax relief measures.
“The catastrophic flooding in Louisiana is taking its toll, and we want to help our friends and neighbors as much as we can,” said Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee. “We hope this tax relief can help ease some of the burden on flood victims who now need to focus on rebuilding their lives.”
ADOR will grant filing extensions to Louisiana residents directly affected by the severe flooding that has impacted the state since Aug. 11. Alabama taxpayers residing in Louisiana counties designated as disaster areas by the federal government have until Jan. 17, 2017, to file tax returns due on or after Aug. 11, 2016, and before Jan. 17, 2017. Penalty relief will be provided during the postponed period. Taxpayers seeking this Alabama tax relief should write “Louisiana Flood 2016” in red ink on any state paper return/report which relies on this filing extension relief. In regard to electronically-filed returns/reports, affected taxpayers should contact ADOR for filing guidance.
ADOR also is providing tax relief in the form of a temporary suspension of the requirements associated with the International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) for any motor vehicle engaged in interstate disaster relief efforts in the State of Louisiana or travelling through the state of Alabama as part of the disaster relief.