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We've collected a stories about the 2015 Louisiana Legislative Session. What new bill is coming up for a vote? How are lawmakers doing in protecting higher education and health care from cuts? What other initiatives are in the works for Louisiana? Find them here.

Tax Filing Extension Penalty Takes Effect July 1

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A bill that creates a fee for filing an extension for state taxes cleared the legislative session.

State Senator Mike Walsworth discussed the item this week in meeting with constituents at the West Monroe Convention Center.  He indicated that in light of the current budget crisis, the bill would create revenue.  

"We needed money for higher education, health care, and that is just another way of getting money into the state budget," said Walsworth.

Taxpayers who already filed for an extension can contact their accountant, or the Department of Revenue, to pay what taxes they owe and not be penalized before the bill goes into effect July 1.   

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