State extends tax deadline to midnight

By: The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Revenue is extending the state income tax filing deadline by a day.                 

The IRS website for making payments crashed during a flurry of last-minute filings on Tuesday, spurring many states to extend their deadlines.   

While the IRS issues did not affect state filing, many people electronically file their federal and state tax returns at the same time.

Rhode Island Tax Administrator Neena Savage says having the same deadline for federal and Rhode Island filings and payments will be a convenience for tax professionals and taxpayers alike.                 

The new deadline for filing state tax returns is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

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