State of Massachusetts Coronavirus Tax UpdateMarch 26, 2020
MA residents will want to stay abreast of the latest state tax developments. We highlight information from the DOR here.
*Editor's Note: This blog has been updated as of April 3, 2020.
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) is actively monitoring the latest developments regarding the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, but it is a lot to digest. We’re here to help. Here are some highlights that Massachusetts taxpayers should pay attention to.
- Governor Charlie Baker has ordered all physical workplaces and facilities to be closed to non-essential workers, customers and the public from March 24, 2020 at noon until noon on April 7.
- All DOR tax (including estate tax walk-in service) and child support walk in centers are closed until further notice.
- As our blog reflects, MA will have until June 20 to pay sales, meals and room occupancy taxes (normally due March, April and May).
- The filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020, for Massachusetts. If you’re owed a refund, it’s best to file as soon as possible. This extension also applies to second quarter estimated tax payments, originally due 6/15.
- The DOR may waive penalties under certain circumstances if a taxpayer is late in paying their tax obligation and will work with impacted taxpayers to waive such penalties.
Important contact info
If you have tax questions, call 617-887-6367 or 800-392-6089. If you have child support questions, call 800-332-2733 or 617-660-1234 (local). You can also send secure messages through MassTaxConnect. The DOR is asking people NOT to contact them via paper until further notice.