State Issues Crisis Tracker

We are tracking state waivers and local policies during this crisis. 

Additional State Coronavirus Updates

State Income Tax Filing Delays

As of April 1, only three states have not followed the federal government's new tax filing date of July 15th or later: Idaho, Mississippi, and Virginia. 

Virginia did push back the tax payment deadline to June 1, but the tax filing deadline remains May 1 (Virginia’s normal deadline). UPDATE: Virginia has given all residents an automatic 6-month filing extension, which moves the filing deadline from May 1 to November 1 for most taxpayers.

Meanwhile, Idaho postponed its deadline for income tax filing and payment two months, from April 15 to June 15, and Mississippi extended filing and payment deadlines one month, to May 15th. Individual income tax filing and payment deadlines are July 15 or later in all other states. (Source: The Tax Foundation.)

BOTTLE BILL SUSPENSIONS 
CARRYOUT BAGS

At the state level, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York have taken temporary action on checkout bags.  Click on those states below for more information. Although CDC has chosen not to weigh in on the issue of reusable bag sanitation, FMI's Food Safety Team has guidance available on the topic

The following local jurisdictions have suspended or delayed their bag bans or fees, or otherwise restricted the use of reusable bags. 

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Washington
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For questions or more information regarding state affairs, please contact FMI’s Senior Director of State Government Relations, Elizabeth Tansing.

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For questions or more information regarding state affairs, please contact FMI’s Senior Manager, Advocacy and Local Policy, Mike Green.

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