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Yearly Archives: 2020

Extension deadline is upon us Posted on Sep 4

Lots of things changed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, but not the extension due date. The deadline to file Massachusetts personal income tax returns was moved from April 15 to July 15 this year. If you were not ready to file by the   …Continue Reading Extension deadline is upon us

How does the CARES Act impact Massachusetts state tax? Posted on Jul 14

The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020 to provide relief for individuals and businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The Act includes provisions for both individuals and businesses. We’re going to help you understand the Massachusetts tax implications of the   …Continue Reading How does the CARES Act impact Massachusetts state tax?

Press Play: Billing to Resume Posted on Jun 4

To give you as much time as possible to catch up on your expenses, DOR temporarily suspended some billing and various collection actions as a result of the COVID-19 health emergency. You can always see the balance due in your account and make partial or   …Continue Reading Press Play: Billing to Resume

What you should know about taxes if you are buying or selling masks Posted on May 13

As you know, Governor Baker signed an order on May 1 that took effect on May 6 requiring Massachusetts residents to wear face masks in public when they cannot properly socially distance. Many Massachusetts-based companies have been stepping up to meet the demand for non-medical   …Continue Reading What you should know about taxes if you are buying or selling masks

Protect Yourself and Your Clients in Five Easy Steps Posted on Apr 30

As tax professionals, you have a lot on your plate these days… don’t let lack of security take you out of commission. The IRS, the FTA, and tax professional organizations are sounding the alarm and asking you to be especially aware of scammers. DOR is   …Continue Reading Protect Yourself and Your Clients in Five Easy Steps

Walk-in Counters May Be Closed, but DOR is Not! Posted on Apr 22

Walk-in counters for tax and child support assistance, and kiosks for tax assistance, are temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. As Governor Baker has repeatedly expressed, the health and safety of the Commonwealth’s residents are top priorities during this challenging time. DOR is also taking   …Continue Reading Walk-in Counters May Be Closed, but DOR is Not!

Beware of Stimulus Check Scams: DOR is Here to Help Posted on Mar 31

As the country responds to COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), please be aware that cybercriminals are using this emergency as a “phishing lure” to infiltrate computer systems. As publicity around the virus increases, the IRS expects to see   …Continue Reading Beware of Stimulus Check Scams: DOR is Here to Help

Connecting with Child Support Enforcement During COVID-19 Posted on Mar 26

We are committed to continuing to provide services to you during this difficult time. There is lots of information on our website, but here are some of the things our customers want to know right now.  Are your offices open?  For your safety and for   …Continue Reading Connecting with Child Support Enforcement During COVID-19