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Monthly Archives: February 2013

DOR Hosts Legislative Outreach Event Posted on Feb 28

As part of Commissioner Amy Pitter’s DOR360 initiative, DOR hosted a Legislative Outreach Day event on Thursday, February 28 in the State House–inviting Legislators and their staffs to meet with a variety of DOR managers  to ask questions, discuss policies and learn more about the   …Continue Reading DOR Hosts Legislative Outreach Event

Relief for MA Fishermen and Farmers Posted on Feb 22

Because of the delay in revising and printing federal tax forms that fishermen and farmers use to pay their yearly estimated tax due by January 15, the IRS will waive any underpayment penalty as long as they file and pay their taxes by April 15, 2013. MA DOR   …Continue Reading Relief for MA Fishermen and Farmers

Additional Senior Circuit Breaker Session Announced – More to Come Posted on Feb 22

The response has been very exciting for our circuit breaker credit information sessions for seniors!  We've been asked to expand these sessions into Central and Western Mass — which we are looking to do. Here's the first Central Mass information session… we hope to see   …Continue Reading Additional Senior Circuit Breaker Session Announced – More to Come

Upcoming DOR Senior Circuit Breaker Info Sessions Posted on Feb 15

DOR has had a great turnout for our early series of information sessions for seniors. These sessions are short presentations to educate taxpayers 65 and older about the benefits of the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. For tax year 2012, the credit is worth as   …Continue Reading Upcoming DOR Senior Circuit Breaker Info Sessions

New 2-Year DOR Strategic Plan Posted Posted on Feb 13

DOR has posted its 2013-2015 Strategic Plan.  This plan outlines a comprehensive set of goals and actions which will serve as a roadmap to success for the agency.  The Strategic Plan describes how DOR will support the Executive Office of Administration and Finance’s (A&F) Better Performance   …Continue Reading New 2-Year DOR Strategic Plan Posted

New “Filing Zone” Page Tip on Rental Deductions Posted on Feb 12

Tip of the Week Don’t Miss This! You may be entitled to a tax deduction equal to one half of the rent you paid during calendar year 2012 up to $3,000 for your principal residence in Massachusetts. Rent includes the amount you paid for heat, hot   …Continue Reading New “Filing Zone” Page Tip on Rental Deductions

DOR Advisory Council’s First Meeting a Great Success! Posted on Feb 1

DOR Advisory Council’s First Meeting a Great Success!

  There was an impressive exchange of ideas at the first meeting of the DOR Advisory Council.     The Advisory Council is a key element of DOR 360, Commissioner Amy Pitter's initiative to engage and communicate with the DOR community. The Council consists of sixteen members representing a broad spectrum   …Continue Reading DOR Advisory Council’s First Meeting a Great Success!