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Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 17

Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts

While filing your Massachusetts taxes this year, don’t forget about property taxes. The Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Massachusetts Court System provide information on who’s required to pay property taxes and where to file them. Do I Need to Pay Property Taxes? If you   …Continue Reading Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts

Prepare for Tax Season 2016 Posted on Jan 19

Prepare for Tax Season 2016

It may feel like the new year just started, but tax season is already well underway. With a bit of knowledge and preparation, you can keep cool and calm as you prepare for the April 19 tax deadline. (The federal filing deadline is April 18   …Continue Reading Prepare for Tax Season 2016

Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect Posted on Nov 12

Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect

This is a guest blog post from the Department of Revenue (DOR). Please note — WebFile for Business will be unavailable from Nov. 21–30 to allow for account transfers to MassTaxConnect. Visit DOR’s website to find out what to do during Thanksgiving week. The Department of Revenue   …Continue Reading Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect

The Basics of MassTaxConnect Posted on Oct 15

The Basics of MassTaxConnect

The Department of Revenue (DOR) is rolling out a new tax filing system, MassTaxConnect, which replaced the current WebFile for Business system on Nov. 30, 2015, and will replace the individual tax income service, WebFile for Income, in 2017. The service had previously been available for   …Continue Reading The Basics of MassTaxConnect

The Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP): Helping Massachusetts Businesses Grow Posted on Aug 6

The Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP): Helping Massachusetts Businesses Grow

Since January, the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) has approved 29 economic development projects creating 1,604 new jobs, retaining 2,481 existing jobs, and leveraging $375.8 million in private investment. This initiative, managed by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) — part of the Executive   …Continue Reading The Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP): Helping Massachusetts Businesses Grow

Health Insurance for Massachusetts Small Businesses Posted on Jul 7

Health Insurance for Massachusetts Small Businesses

If you’re a small business owner, you might think that providing health insurance for employees is a luxury you just can’t afford. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. employers lose $225.8 billion each year in productivity because of employees’   …Continue Reading Health Insurance for Massachusetts Small Businesses

What Is Corporate Excise Tax? Posted on Jan 29

What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Corporate excise tax generally applies to all corporations operating in Massachusetts, both foreign and domestic. Due on the 15th day of the third month after the close of the corporation’s taxable year, which can be either the calendar or fiscal year, corporate excise tax payments can   …Continue Reading What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Get Ready for Tax Season Posted on Jan 20

Get Ready for Tax Season

Please note: This is last year’s tax season blog. Some material may be out of date. Read our 2016 tax season blog for current forms and information. Tax season is upon us, and that can mean stress for Massachusetts residents and workers who don’t have the   …Continue Reading Get Ready for Tax Season

What Is the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax? Posted on Jan 14

Whether your car’s a clunker or an optimally engineered driving machine, it’s subject to the annual Motor Vehicle Excise Tax collected by the assessor’s office in your city or town. Trailers and some other types of vehicles are also subject to the tax. Like a   …Continue Reading What Is the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax?