The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance made the following statement today regarding Governor Baker’s extension of the state tax deadline to July 15, mirroring the Federal extension approved by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Secretary Mnuchin.
“Anything the Governor can do to help people keep more of their money at this time should be applauded. By extending the deadline to mirror the Federal level, people will have more funds now to pay for essential costs in these trying times. This will end up saving the state money in the long term,” stated Paul D. Craney, spokesperson for Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.
Today’s announcement by the Governor, comes 2 days after MassFiscal sent a letter calling on State House leaders to temporarily suspend the meals tax, temporarily suspend the sales tax on online purchases, and extend the state tax filing deadline to mirror the federal extension.
“With one down, Governor Baker has two more to go. By temporarily lifting the online sales tax and the meals tax, the government can encourage people to spend money on the businesses that have remained open and available to them,” concluded Craney.