DALLAS – Louisiana’s sixth state tax amnesty in the last 30 years may have given taxpayers expectations of an easy out on a regular basis, revenue secretary Tim Barfield said ahead of the latest forgiveness period.

The state collected $439 million from 40,000 taxpayers during an amnesty period in 2009. Barfield said $412 million of the 2009 collections came from 600 taxpayers, with just six businesses or wealthy taxpayers accounting for $140 million.

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