COVID-19: Lee extends tax deadline, encourages extending school closure

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Lee announced today that the state was extending the deadline for filing corporate franchise and excise taxes from April to July 15. He also recommended that school systems consider extending school closures to April 24.

“This is an unprecedented time for our country and state, and we thank Governor Lee for his leadership in protecting the health and wellbeing of Tennessee’s students and teachers,” said Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “We know school closures represent a significant disruption for families and students and the recommendation to extend them has not been considered lightly.”

Lee also instructed the approximately 23,000 state workers currently working from home to continue this practice through April 24. Workers had been scheduled to return to their offices at the end of March. 

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