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Monthly Archives: March 2013

DOR’s Advisory Council Ready to Begin Work Posted on Mar 27

DOR’s Advisory Council Ready to Begin Work

As part of Commissioner Pitter’s DOR360 initiative, the department formed the DOR Advisory Council last year to provide advice and input on agency activities and policies. After an initial introductory meeting, the Council is ready to begin tackling its important issues; the Commissioner has asked   …Continue Reading DOR’s Advisory Council Ready to Begin Work

DOR Reminder-Business entities must certify tax status by April 1 to be listed in Corporations Book Posted on Mar 20

    DOR now requires all business entities to certify their tax status through an online application on WebFile for Business located at Corporations Book Application by April 1, 2013.  The annual Corporations Book is used by local assessors to determine which businesses qualify for various property tax exemptions   …Continue Reading DOR Reminder-Business entities must certify tax status by April 1 to be listed in Corporations Book

DLS and DOER Partner to Shine Light on Solar Assessment Posted on Mar 8

DLS and DOER Partner to Shine Light on Solar Assessment

Nearly 300 public and private sector attendees participated in three workshops last week to learn about valuation of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for the purpose of taxation or for negotiating a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement. Sponsored jointly by DOR’s Division of Local   …Continue Reading DLS and DOER Partner to Shine Light on Solar Assessment

New Business Expenses Video and Info Page Posted Posted on Mar 5

Many employees have business expenses, but have questions about what's allowable and what type of documentation is needed. To help with that, DOR has created a short video and an Employee Business Expenses page that lists the top reasons contributing to the disallowance of an   …Continue Reading New Business Expenses Video and Info Page Posted