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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit increases to $980 for 2011 Posted on Sep 30

Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit increases to $980 for 2011

Posted by: Robert Bliss, Director of Communication, Department of Revenue   The Department of Revenue published yesterday the Technical Information Release that presents the new income, valuation and credit amounts for the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit for tax year 2011. The $980 maximum value of this   …Continue Reading Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit increases to $980 for 2011

DOR sponsors WebFile for Income video contest Posted on Sep 23

The Department of Revenue has posted an invitation to participate in a web video contest designed to promote DOR's free, secure and easy-to-use WebFile for Income tax filing program. The winning video will be posted on DOR's homepage and YouTube  channel as well as highlighted on DOR's Facebook  and Twitter  pages,   …Continue Reading DOR sponsors WebFile for Income video contest

Amy Pitter named new DOR commissioner Posted on Sep 19

Secretary for Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez announced today the appointment of Amy Pitter as the new commissioner for the Department of Revenue. Pitter succeeds Commissioner Navjeet K. Bal, who is returning to the private sector to work as an attorney for the firm of Nixon   …Continue Reading Amy Pitter named new DOR commissioner

Extension granted tax filers in Berkshire and Franklin counties affected by Tropical Storm Irene Posted on Sep 12

DOR published late Friday (September 9, 2011) a Technical Information Release detailing the terms of an extension of time for certain tax filings and payments for taxpayers affected by Tropical Storm Irene in Berkshire and Franklin counties. The TIR states that DOR will grant automatic   …Continue Reading Extension granted tax filers in Berkshire and Franklin counties affected by Tropical Storm Irene

A snapshot of sales/use tax on photography services Posted on Sep 8

DOR has recently published Directive 11-4 clarifying the circumstances under which charges of professional photographers to their Massachusetts customers are subject to sales tax or are exempt. If you're heading toward a wedding, a few minutes of reading time here could save you and the   …Continue Reading A snapshot of sales/use tax on photography services