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COVID-19: Treasury Department and IRS Extend Federal Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

On March 21, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing and payment deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.  The deadline for first quarter estimated federal income tax payments is also extended to July 15. 

In many states, governors and revenue departments are also starting to offer taxpayers some relief, including through penalty and interest waivers and filing and payment due date extensions.  However, state responses have varied significantly.  Some states have offered no taxpayer relief, or relief for small businesses only, or relief for some tax types and not others.  We have created this chart to track the response in the New England states, the District of Columbia, California, and New York, which we will continue to update as more information becomes available. 

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Robert Ravenelle, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Portland, Tax Law Attorney

As head of Pierce Atwood's Federal Income Tax practice, Rob Ravenelle has extensive experience in the planning, negotiation and tax structuring for mergers and acquisitions. He works closely with members of our Business Practice Group to ensure that clients obtain the most economic and tax efficient transaction results possible. Rob's prior experience practicing as a Certified Public Accountant brings unique skills that enhance the value of our services in deal transactions, from mergers to renewable energy tax equity financing to succession planning of closely held...

Kris J. Eimicke, tax lawyer, Pierce Atwood

Kris Eimicke concentrates his practice on tax issues and economic development programs, with a special emphasis on state and federal new markets tax credit (NMTC) programs, renewable energy tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, and the newly created opportunity zone program. Kris also regularly advises businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals on tax issues related to a variety of business transactions, as well as representation before the Internal Revenue Service, state revenue agencies, and the courts on tax matters. 

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Olga J. Goldberg, Pierce Atwood, tax lawyer

Olga J. Goldberg advises clients in complex state and local tax matters, including transaction planning and tax compliance. She represents clients on tax controversy matters from the administrative level through litigation and appeal or settlement. Olga’s practice covers all types of state and local taxes, including corporate income, business profits, franchise, sales and use, and property tax, with a focus on New England and Texas taxes.

Olga regularly speaks and writes on a wide range of state and local tax matters, and is actively involved in IPT and COST.

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