State Issues Crisis Tracker

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

State Issues Tracking

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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 
California
Connecticut
Iowa
Massachusetts
Michigan
New York
Oregon
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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Questions?
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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