Post Content

Gov. Deval Patrick has instructed the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to give residents of Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties additional time to file their state tax return.

Due to extensive flooding those counties have all been declared federal disaster areas by President Obama, and as a result have received a similar extension of the tax filing deadline from the Internal Revenue Service.

The new filing deadline for residents of those counties is midnight May 11.

The extension does not cover residents of Cape Cod and Islands, or residents in counties west of Worcester County.

DOR urges residents in the seven affected counties to file by April 15 if possible, since many of those filers are due refunds which will be delayed if taxpayers wait until May 11 to file.

The filing extension will not change the limited amnesty program for taxpayers with business tax liabilities that began today and runs through June 1. Information on that program and on the filing extension due to the disaster declaration is available on the homepage of www.mass.gov/dor.

Written By:

Recent Posts

What you should know about taxes if you are buying or selling masks posted on May 13

As you know, Governor Baker signed an order on May 1 that took effect on May 6 requiring Massachusetts residents to wear face masks in public when they cannot properly socially distance. Many Massachusetts-based companies have been stepping up to meet the demand for non-medical   …Continue Reading What you should know about taxes if you are buying or selling masks

Protect Yourself and Your Clients in Five Easy Steps posted on Apr 30

As tax professionals, you have a lot on your plate these days… don’t let lack of security take you out of commission. The IRS, the FTA, and tax professional organizations are sounding the alarm and asking you to be especially aware of scammers. DOR is   …Continue Reading Protect Yourself and Your Clients in Five Easy Steps

Walk-in Counters May Be Closed, but DOR is Not! posted on Apr 22

Walk-in counters for tax and child support assistance, and kiosks for tax assistance, are temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. As Governor Baker has repeatedly expressed, the health and safety of the Commonwealth’s residents are top priorities during this challenging time. DOR is also taking   …Continue Reading Walk-in Counters May Be Closed, but DOR is Not!