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Maine Association of Professional Accountants

Governor Mills Announces Extension of State Income Tax Deadline to May 17, 2021

March 18, 2021

Governor Janet Mills announced today that the State of Maine will move the deadline for Maine individual income tax payments from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. The change aligns with the Federal government’s recent extension of the Federal tax filing and payment deadline.

Additionally, the filing deadline for Maine tax returns, which is distinct from the payment deadline, is automatically tied to the Federal date. As a result, the filing deadline for 2020 Maine income tax returns has also been moved to May 17, 2021. Like the Internal Revenue Service, Maine Revenue Services (MRS) will provide formal guidance in the coming days.

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Tax Day for individuals extended to May 17: Treasury, IRS extend filing and payment deadline

IR-2021-59, March 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.

"This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "Even with the new deadline, we urge taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who are owed refunds. Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds, and it can help some taxpayers more quickly receive any remaining stimulus payments they may be entitled to."

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