BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The deadline to file and pay your 2019 state income taxes in Massachusetts has been postponed by two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
At a press conference on Friday morning, Gov. Baker said Massachusetts state income tax returns and payments to the state are now due by July 15th instead of April 15th.
Gov. Baker said that will align the state tax deadline with the federal government's extended tax deadline, allowing filers "additional flexibility... during this crisis."
Paul Crany of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance told WBZ NewsRadio the move will let residents keep more money in their pockets during the pandemic.
"Right now, people need those funds," said Crany. "They can pay for things like groceries, gas for their car. Self-employed businesses who haven't filed taxes yet could keep the money to cover things like rent or payroll."
WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports: