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""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 (DOR) is excited to bring our modernized and efficient tax system, MassTaxConnect, to business taxpayers on Nov. 30, 2015. MassTaxConnect will become available for individual income filers by 2017.

In just a few weeks, more than 200,000 business taxpayers will be brought over to MassTaxConnect from our current system, WebFile for Business (WFB). A number of other business taxpayers who have filed by paper in the past can also register and enroll with MassTaxConnect, which will make processing returns quicker and less costly than processing by hand.

With the new system, business taxpayers will enjoy all the current functionality of WFB, along with a number of new features.

Here are the top five things you need to know to prepare for Nov. 30:

  • Your Username & Password from WFB Stay the Same — Don’t worry about remembering yet another username or password. With the transition from WFB to MassTaxConnect, your username and password will go where you go. Not a WFB user? Check the bottom of the MassTaxConnect information page to find out how to register once the system goes live.
  • All Account Information Will Transfer — All of your current WFB tax accounts and third-party delegations will move to MassTaxConnect. There is no need to reassign access.
  • Two-factor Authentication Will Increase Cyber Security — The new system will require two-factor authentication — for example, sending a special code to your email the first time you log in — to provide an additional layer of security. The system is a proven, off-the-shelf product that has helped fight and detect fraud in other states.
  • The MassTaxConnect Hotline Is Here to Help — If you have any questions or need technical support with MassTaxConnect after Nov. 30, give us a call at (617) 887–6367 or toll-free at (800) 392–6089.

MassTaxConnect is an investment the Commonwealth is making to improve services for all taxpayers. The new system promises to be a more intuitive product that boosts the functionalities of WFB and WebFile for Income. In addition, DOR will be expanding its electronic filing requirements in early 2016, which will reduce processing costs and make filing quicker for business taxpayers.

Spread the word about MassTaxConnect to your friends and colleagues, or tweet @MassRevenue with any questions.

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