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Rooms and meals tax canceled, income tax deadline extended

By Xander Landen/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday, March 23, that the state has pushed back tax deadlines for businesses and individual Vermonters, in an effort to provide economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Scott administration also announced that businesses would not need to pay meals and rooms or sales and use tax “until further notice.”

“Our local businesses are facing serious economic and logistical challenges and the Administration will do all it can to help them get back on their feet and operational as soon as possible,” Secretary of Administration Susanne Young said in a statement.

In addition, the governor’s office said Vermonters would not be penalized for filing late income taxes or corporate income taxes until July 15—three months after the typical deadline. The federal government decided last week to push back the date to July 15 as well.

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