2015 Tax Return Filing Due Date
As previously announced in the June 2015 Tax Alert, Maine will conform to the federal due date change for 2015 individual income tax returns. Maine income tax returns ordinarily due April 15, 2016 will instead be due April 19, 2016.
The change in the due date is due to the observance of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia on Friday, April 15, 2016 (the holiday falls on Saturday, April 16, 2016) and the observance of Patriot’s Day in Maine on Monday, April 18, 2016. For the full description, see
federal Internal Revenue Bulletin 2015-22.
The due date change does not apply to Maine forms that have statutorily defined due dates and are not tied to the federal due dates.