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Scott pushes back income tax deadline, cancels rooms and meals tax ‘until further notice’

By Xander Landen/ VTdigger

Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday 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 said in a news release that businesses would not need to pay meals and rooms or sales and use tax “until further notice.”

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 it would begin penalizing taxpayers for failing to file their taxes from the typical April 15 deadline, to July 15.

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