- Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Media Contact for Department of Revenue announces filing and payment information for taxpayers affected by the recent Merrimack Valley gas explosions
Boston — The Department of Revenue has announced it is taking steps to address the concerns of taxpayers in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover who have been affected by the recent gas explosions.
The Department recognizes that taxpayers in these areas might be unable to comply with their tax filing or payment due dates that occurred on or after the date of the explosions, and would like to assist those taxpayers as much as possible.
The Department is announcing that it will waive any penalties associated with any late-filed return or payment that was due on or after September 12th, and before October 1st. The Department will waive penalties for one month, and will later revisit whether any further extensions should be granted.
If any taxpayer in the affected areas receives notice of a penalty for this period they should reach out to the Department of Revenue at (617) 887-6367.