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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s COVID-19 Economic Initiative

Baton Rouge, LA – March 18, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an executive order Wednesday to extend the time for filing East Baton Rouge local sales tax returns for 30 days. The returns for February and March of 2020 are extended; they will be considered timely if filed on or before April 20, 2020, and May 20, 2020, respectively.

“I want to let our business community know that I empathize with you and understand the complex challenges that you are facing. As we address this crisis in our community, we must unite in our effort to sustain our local economy,” said Mayor Broome. “Baton Rouge has consistently proven our resiliency when presented with adversity. I assure you that our local economy will recover if we continue to support our businesses to the best of our ability.”

This order covers all businesses that collect sales taxes on behalf of the City-Parish. Mayor Broome is hopeful that this executive order will provide relief to the businesses in the Baton Rouge community that are affected by COVID-19 and stimulate our economy during this time.

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