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Massachusetts and Maine Get Two Extra Days To File Taxes

April 15, 2024

April 15 is usually tax day, but it’s not if you live in Maine or Massachusetts.

That’s because the IRS has granted residents of those states two extra days to file both their state and federal income taxes, according to its web site.

The reason? Two local holidays give Mainers and Bay Staters these extra days.

Monday, April 15 is Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts and Maine, commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord — the start of the Revolutionary War (Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820). Then, Tuesday, April 16 is Emancipation Day in Washington D.C., commemorating the day that President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act — legally outlawing most forms of slavery in the District of Columbia.

So the tax-filing deadline in Massachusetts and in Maine is Wednesday, April 17. That’s so for filing federal income taxes and for filing Massachusetts state income taxes.


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