MA Sales Tax Postponed for Businesses

Massachusetts Postpones Collection of Business Sales & Other Taxes

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s administration announced it was postponing the collection of regular sales tax, meals tax, and room occupancy taxes that would normally be due in March, April and May of this year. The Administration expects the emergency regulations to be finalized before Friday, March 20th. Below are the details of this tax relief measure:

  • Regular sales tax, meals tax, and room occupancy taxes that would normally be due in March, April and May will instead be due on June 20, 2020.
  • All penalties and interest that would otherwise apply will be waived.
  • To qualify for the tax relief, a business must have paid less than $150,000 in combined sales and meals tax or less than $150,000 in room occupancy taxes during the year ending February 29, 2020.

If any changes of a substantive nature occur, we will keep you informed. If you have questions about how this deferment may affect you or your business, please contact a member of the MFA State and Local Tax Team.

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