BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The deadline for some businesses to file certain tax filings has been pushed back due to the coronavirus.
State comptroller Peter Franchot announced it applies to some businesses filing sales and use tax, withholding tax, and admissions & amusement tax, as well as alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel excise taxes, tire recycling fee and bay restoration fee returns.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Are Relief Payments Bad For The Economy?
The original deadline would’ve been March 20th.
The new deadline is June 1st.
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Business taxpayers who file and pay by the extended due date will receive a waiver of interest and penalties. Businesses that already filed March sales and use taxes can request a refund.
“Our state’s top priority is safeguarding public health for Marylanders, but we must also protect the financial health of our economy,” Franchot said in a statement.READ MORE: Adult Entertainment Resumes In Baltimore Friday Afternoon After City Agrees To Lift COVID Restriction
The agency has set up a dedicated email address — firstname.lastname@example.org — to assist businesses with extension-related questions.
Business owners can also call the Comptroller’s Ombudsman at 410-260-4020.
Friday morning, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Tax Day would move from April 15 to July 15. Maryland officials had previously said the state will conform to the IRS’ decision.
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At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.
— Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) March 20, 2020