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State of Massachusetts Coronavirus Tax Update

March 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.

MA update

  • 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.

Questions? Contact us. Visit our Coronavirus Resource Center for the latest.

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