Maine Income Tax
Payment and Filing Deadline Extended
On March 26, 2020, Governor Janet Mills and Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services Kirsten Figueroa announced that the State will extend the deadline for Maine income tax payments from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. The change aligns with the federal government’s recent extension of the federal income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. This Maine extension includes any final and estimated Maine income and franchise tax payments due on April 15, 2020. Any related failure-to-pay penalties and interest will be abated for the period of April 16, 2020, through July 15, 2020.
In addition, the extended filing deadline for Maine income and franchise tax returns is automatically tied to any federal extension. Therefore, the filing deadline of April 15, 2020 for 2019 Maine income and franchise tax returns is automatically extended to July 15, 2020. This includes Form 1040ME (Maine Individual Income Tax Return), Form 1041ME (Maine Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts), Form 1120ME (Maine Corporate Income Tax Return), and Form 1120B-ME (Maine Franchise Tax Return).
Taxpayers are still encouraged to make payments and file if they are able and prepared to do so. Businesses and individuals are reminded that Maine Revenue Services (MRS) continues its normal operations.
Payment and filing deadlines for all other tax types, including Maine sales tax and income tax withholding, remain unchanged. For questions about Maine income tax, contact MRS at (207) 626-8475 or visit the MRS website at www.maine.gov/revenue.