March 23, 2020

Governor Parson Offers Relief for Missouri Families and Those on Government Assistance

On Saturday, March 21 the office of Missouri Governor Michael Parson published a press release around new protection for Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens and workers impacted by COVID-19.

Governor Parson grants flexibility for the Missouri Department of Social Services to provide reassurance and clarity regarding services to our state’s most vulnerable population. This temporary relief includes:

  • Missouri Medicaid-MO HealthNet coverage extensions and relaxed requirement for prescription refills
  • Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) work requirements waived
  • Child Care Subsidy Program benefits and renewal extensions
  • Family Support Division waivers for Food Stamp adverse actions, interviews and certification period extension

The release also addresses financial relief for Missouri families, including:

  • Missouri income tax return filing deadline extended to July 15
  • Income tax payments for individuals and corporate income returns extended to July 15, also includes estimated tax payments for 2020
  • Automatic extensions granted for expiring drivers licenses and motor vehicle registrations in March and April

Read more details in Governor Parson’s press release.

Anders is here to help during these uncertain times. Contact an Anders advisor to discuss your specific tax filing situation or read other updates around COVID-19.

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