Maine Tax Filing Date Further Extended for April 16 Storm VictimsApril 19, 2007 - TRCAUGUSTA: Jerome Gerard, Acting Executive Director of Maine Revenue Services (MRS), announced today that victims of the major storm affecting several Northeastern states on Monday, April 16, will have until April 26, 2007, to file their Maine tax returns and submit tax payments. This relief is limited to any tax return and/or payment with a due date that falls on April 17, 2007, and is the same extension period as has been granted by the Internal Revenue Service.MRS previously extended the filing date by two days, to April 19. In light of the ongoing consequences of the storm, however, the date is being further extended to allow affected taxpayers additional time to file their returns.To qualify for relief, taxpayers directly impacted by the storm should write “APRIL 16 STORM” across the top of their return. Taxpayers who e-file their returns can use their software’s “disaster” feature, if available. Taxpayers who use Maine’s free I-file application may do so without specific reference to the storm. Taxpayers covered by this relief who are charged penalties and interest for filing returns or paying taxes late during the relief period should contact MRS to apply for waiver of penalties and interest.Taxpayers with questions about federal tax relief associated with the April 16 storm should contact the IRS at 800-829-1040 or go to the IRS web site at www.irs.gov for posted information. Taxpayers with questions about their Maine taxes are encouraged to contact MRS at 207-626-8475 for Income Tax or 207-624-9693 for Sales Tax, or visit the MRS web site at www.maine.gov/revenue.NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.