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Many businesses were affected by recent severe winter storms and may need additional time to qualify for an automatic extension to file their 2017 Massachusetts tax returns.
3/14/2018
  • Massachusetts Department of Revenue

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (“DOR”) is providing business entities and tax professionals affected by the recent severe winter storms additional time to receive an automatic extension to file their 2017 Massachusetts Tax Returns. DOR is providing this relief to corporations, partnerships and S corporations affected by last week’s storm – known as Winter Storm Quinn – and this week’s storm – known as Winter Storm Skylar – that primarily hit portions of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Business taxpayers who are unable to remit the payment necessary to receive an automatic extension by the regular due date, Thursday, March 15, 2018, will receive an automatic extension if they have remitted the greater of (i) 50% of the total amount of tax ultimately due or (ii) the minimum corporate excise to DOR on or before Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  Most extension payments by corporate excise taxpayers are required to be made electronically. See TIR 16-9.

Corporate excise taxpayers needing an extension longer than the amount provided should contact DOR’s Customer Service Bureau for assistance at (617) 887-6367 or toll‑free within Massachusetts at (800) 392-6089.

Massachusetts Department of Revenue  

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue manages state taxes and child support. We also help cities and towns manage their finances.
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