March 27, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020

COVID-19 Impact: Moving the Tax Filing Deadline

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and Speaker Robert DeLeo announced the corresponding change for the state tax filing deadline on March 27, 2020.The policy change impacts the Commonwealth of Massachusetts very differently than the federal government and will present tough financial challenges to state decision-makers. This brief summarizes these challenges and describes solutions policymakers may consider in the coming weeks and months to address the crisis.