Louisiana Tax Relief Granted After Seawater Intrusion

The IRS has granted Louisiana tax relief to affected taxpayers following seawater intrusion of the Mississippi River.

Overlooking the Old State Capitol, the planetarium, bridge, Mississippi River and USS Kidd at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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The IRS has granted Louisiana tax relief to areas of the state impacted by seawater intrusion. Affected taxpayers now have extended tax deadlines of Feb. 15, 2024, to file certain tax returns and make tax payments. The tax deadline extension for Louisiana follows tax relief for several other states this year, including tax extensions for Maine and Massachusetts.

On Sept. 26, President Joe Biden approved the request by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to declare seawater intrusion of the Mississippi River as a Federally Declared Emergency. Seawater intrusion threatens residents’ drinking water supply by making it unsafe to consume. 

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.