Governor Charlie Baker and leadership from the State Senate and House of Representatives announced on Tuesday, September 15, an extension of administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant
and hospitality sectors.
This includes an extension of the deferral of regular sales tax, meals tax, and room occupancy taxes for small business from March 2020 through April 2021. These taxes will instead be due in May 2021.
For these small businesses, no penalties or interest will accrue during this extension period.
Businesses that collected less than $150,000 in regular sales plus meals tax and businesses that collected less than $150,000 in room occupancy taxes in the 12 months period ending February 29, 2020 will be eligible for relief.