Was hoping someone here might be able to help me sort out wth is going on and what steps I can take to at least clarify why I owe this money. I am from Louisiana, but went to college in Georgia and graduated there in 2007. After that I moved to Texas and worked there until May 2009. The letter I got says the money is owed from the 12/31/2009 filing period. After moving back to La. from Texas, I started school at UNO and am now in medical school, so I haven't had an income since '09. I didn't even file La state taxes in '09 since the income I made was from when I was living in Texas.
Essentially, the letter is a bill for $560 with absolutely no explanation on how they figured I owe them that money.
Basically I have 3 options as stated on the bill: 1) "pay the assessment in full, or if no return has been filed, file your tax return and pay you tax liability, penalty, and interest," 2) "pay the assessment under protest, pursuant to R.S. 47:1576," 3) "file a formal petition with the La. board of tax appeals yada yada yada"
The letter is the "final notice before seizure" - even though it is the first damn notice they've given me. There is no phone number that I can call and at least ask about this. Does anyone have any suggestions on what steps I should take at this point??
ETA: I'm an idiot and didn't flip the bill over, but there is in fact a number I can call. I guess that is my first step monday morning.
This post was edited on 4/21 at 1:50 pm