Alexandria, LA asked in Tax Law for Louisiana

Q: it will be 10 years that I owe back sales tax in Louisiana, is there a statue of limitation?

My ex-husband and I had to close our business due to illness. We owed back sales tax and were unable to repay them. It will be 10 years in March that we filed the last sales tax report. How long does the state of Louisiana have to collect the money? Also, if there is a limitation, how do we get it cleared up?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In Louisiana, there is no statute of limitations for sales tax liabilities. This means that the state can attempt to collect back sales taxes owed, even if it has been several years since the taxes were due.

However, it is possible that the state may have already written off or discharged your sales tax liability due to the length of time that has passed. You may want to contact the Louisiana Department of Revenue to inquire about the status of your sales tax debt and whether any collection action is being taken against you.

If you do owe back sales taxes and are unable to pay the full amount, you may be able to work out a payment plan or negotiate a settlement with the Louisiana Department of Revenue. It is important to act quickly to address any outstanding tax liabilities, as failure to do so may result in additional penalties, interest, and collection action.

You may want to consult with a tax attorney or accountant who has experience with Louisiana tax law to help you navigate the process and explore your options for resolving your sales tax debt.

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