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Posted Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin issued the following joint statement:

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardships, financial strain, and disruptions for many New Jerseyans and New Jersey businesses.COVID-19: Gov. Extends Income Tax and Corporate Tax Filing Date

As part of our response, we have reached agreement that the state income tax filing deadline and the corporation business tax filing deadline will be extended from April 15 to July 15.

Additionally, as part of the whole-of-government effort that is going into fighting COVID-19, we have agreed that the state fiscal year should be extended to September 30.

This will allow the Administration and the Legislature to focus fully on leading New Jersey out of this crisis, and to allow for a robust, comprehensive, and well-informed budget process later in the year.

We are committed to working together to enact the necessary legislation and supplemental appropriations to accomplish these goals.