|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Rick Clayburgh, Tax Commissioner 701-328-2770|
|January 21, 2004|
Tax Amnesty Deadline Approaching
BISMARCK --- The time to participate in North Dakota's Tax Amnesty Program is quickly running out. And Tax Amnesty participants who may have partially paid their tax and interest need to make their final payment by Saturday, January 31.
"Amnesty participants who have already sent in their forms and made a partial payment need to pay the remaining balance on or before the Amnesty deadline, Saturday January 31," said Clayburgh, "or they risk having the Amnesty revoked."
Throughout this special Amnesty period, which began in October and ends January 31, individuals and businesses have been paying overdue taxes at a reduced interest rate. To take advantage of Tax Amnesty, taxpayers must file an Amnesty application along with the tax form(s) for the year or years in question. Taxpayers must also send in payment for all taxes and interest due. Amnesty forms and payment in full must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2004.
"This Tax Amnesty Program is a last chance to get a second chance," said Clayburgh. "The program is a rare opportunity for individuals and business who, for whatever reason, failed to file or properly file North Dakota tax returns in the past."
For more information on North Dakota's Tax Amnesty Program, visit the Tax Department's Web site at www.nd.gov/tax or call 701-328-2775.