Governor Janet T. Mills announced today that the State of Maine will move the deadline for Maine individual income tax payments from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. The change aligns with the Federal government’s recent extension of the Federal tax filings payment deadline.
Additionally, the filing deadline for Maine tax returns, which is distinct from the payment deadline, is automatically tied to the Federal date. As a result, the filing deadline for 2020 Maine income tax returns has also been moved to May 17, 2021. Like the Internal Revenue Service, Maine Revenue Service (MRS) will provide formal guidance in the coming days.
“Aligning Maine’s tax filing and payment deadlines with the Federal government and maintain consistency for Maine people and provide them with valuable time to handle their taxes,” said Governor Mills in a press release issued today. “If Maine people have questions about or need assistance with their returns, I encourage them to contact the Maine Revenue Service.”