Sep 23, 2013 6:50 AM by Kristen Holloway

State Officials are Concerned about the Tax Amensty Program

Louisiana latest amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers starts today but state officials are grappling with dueling concerns.

They need the program to drum up $200 million in back-owed taxes to balance this year's budget or face deep cuts in the state's health care programs. They also need to convince people and businesses that this latest amnesty program will be the last, so that they can get taxpayers settling their bills on time rather than waiting for the next free period, so new budget shortfalls aren't created.

The amnesty period ends November 22nd. For more details on the program go to



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