It sounds better than it is. It's amnesty only if you can afford to pay all your back taxes at once.

If you can, there are a few breaks for you

The Louisiana Tax Amnesty starts on Oct. 15 and ends on Nov. 14. The 30-day tax amnesty program offers taxpayers the opportunity to settle their accounts  by paying all of their delinquent taxes. There is a bonus to the program and that is that there is a waiver of all penalties and 50 percent of the interest owed.

If you can't afford that kind of outlay, there is a special program this year where you can pay overdue tax liabilities through installment payments over a six-month period of time.

You can even apply for this program ONLINE  or call 866-782-9241.