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Press Release  State Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to May 17

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  • Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Media Contact   for State Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to May 17

Naysa Woomer

(Boston, MA)The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the extension of the 2020 state individual income tax filing and payment due date from April 15 to match the recently-updated May 17 deadline for filing federal individual income taxes. 

Massachusetts taxpayers do not need to file any forms or contact the Department of Revenue directly to qualify for this automatic state tax extension. All Massachusetts taxpayers who received more than $8,000 in total gross income in calendar year 2020 must file a state personal income tax return electronically or send it postmarked by midnight May 17, 2021.

Taxpayers are encouraged to file their tax returns electronically for the quickest refunds.  Learn more about filing options at

DOR Taxpayer Service & Assistance

The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to providing taxpayers with safe and efficient filing options as well as addressing filing questions and concerns. Taxpayers who qualify for free tax preparation programs are encouraged to check directly with local VITA and TCE sites for remote working restrictions during the COVID-10 pandemic. As a reminder, the Department’s website offers taxpayer and preparer resources including free E-file options, free fillable forms and information on locating tax-free help.


Media Contact   for State Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to May 17

  • Massachusetts Department of Revenue  

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