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Massachusetts postpones state income tax filing to July 15

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BOSTON — Massachusetts taxpayers will have more time to file their 2019 state income taxes.

The Baker Administration on Friday morning announced an agreement to move the tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The July 15 deadline now matches the federal income tax deadline, which was also rescheduled.

The new deadline provides "additional flexibility to filers during this crisis," Gov. Charlie Baker said in a news statement. "In partnership with our colleagues in the Legislature, we are committed to providing this flexibility to taxpayers in a way that protects the Commonwealth's strong fiscal footing that we have all worked hard to develop over the past several years."

The agreement was worked out with the Senate and House.

Lawmakers will need to act on financing the extension, which will require "borrowing flexibility to manage deferred revenue this fiscal year and repay it in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1," according to Baker's administration.

Questions or concerns regarding taxes should be directed to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue at 617-887-6367 or via e-message through MassTaxConnect.

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