Oct 4, 2013 5:20 AM by AP
The state Department of Revenue has started phoning delinquent taxpayers.
A recorded telephone message is going out to eligible taxpayers whose phone numbers are in the department's database encouraging them to consider participating in Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2013: A Fresh Start.
The program allows noncompliant taxpayers to settle their accounts with the state by paying all taxes due, with a waiver of all penalties and 50 percent of the interest owed. It continues through Nov. 22.
The message directs people to go to www.ldrtaxamnesty.com or call the amnesty hotline at 866-782-9241 to get more information.
The calls do not identify taxpayers by name. In some cases, there may be multiple taxpayers living at one location.