BOSTON — Massachusetts legislative leaders are moving to push back the state’s tax filing deadline to match up with a decision by the federal government to move the deadline from April 15 to May 17 this year.

Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Ronald Mariano said Thursday they plan to include the change in legislation already moving through the Legislature that addresses emergency paid leave, unemployment insurance, and tax relief on forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans.

The Internal Revenue Service said taxpayers who owe money would not face any further penalties or interest if they pay by May 17.

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