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Governor postpones tax filing deadline

Mar 26, 2020
Gov. Janet Mills

Augusta — Governor Janet Mills and Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services Commissioner Kirsten Figueroa announced Thursday that the state will extend the deadline for Maine income tax payments from April 15 to July 15.

The change aligns with the federal government’s recent extension of the federal tax filing deadline to July 15.

“It is my hope that moving back this deadline will help provide a measure of relief to Maine people who are struggling to make ends meet as a result of COVID-19,” Mills said in a news release. “The Congressional actions in recent days make this move appropriate and practical.”

“Aligning Maine’s tax filing and payment deadlines with the federal government and waiving late fees and interest payments will ease the number of things that Maine businesses and taxpayers have to think about during this difficult time,” said DAFS Commissioner Kirsten Figueroa in the news release.

The extension includes any final and estimated Maine income tax payments due by April 15.  Any failure-to-pay penalties and interest will be abated for the period of April 16 through July 15.

Sales tax and payroll payments will continue as normal. For questions about Maine income tax, contact Maine Revenue Services (MRS) at (207) 626-8475 or visit the MRS website at

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Mar 27, 2020 10:37

Please note "sales tax & payroll tax payments will continue as normal"   Monthly payments required by the state of small businesses  many that have been forced to close due to this pandemic and a ruling by the state.  Companies that are just trying to keep the lights on and make payroll.  If the State truly cares about keeping these businesses open they might reconsider delaying or even temporarily suspending these payments.

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