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Refund Check isn't What You Thought it Would Be?

Refund Check isn’t What You Thought it Would Be? posted on Jul 9

In some cases where there is an obvious math or clerical error on your return, the DOR will issue a Notice of Change in Tax (see graphic below) You will find it on the stub of your check and it will list the reason the amount of refund   …Continue Reading Refund Check isn’t What You Thought it Would Be?

Dare to Enter the Filing Zone? Get all the Tax Help You Need! posted on Jul 3

DOR has updated our Filing Zone webpage with new resources, tips and information to help you get through the tax season now that you’ve filed your income tax return. Our newest features include helping you understand common tax notices and bills you might find in your mailbox,   …Continue Reading Dare to Enter the Filing Zone? Get all the Tax Help You Need!

Welcome to Our New Blog! posted on Jul 1

Welcome to the Department of Revenue’s new OpenDOR blog!  We’ve made several key changes to make your navigation experience easier– while keeping you fully updated with what’s new here at DOR. We hope you enjoy exploring the embedded videos, interactive discussion opportunities and easy-to-navigate gateways to   …Continue Reading Welcome to Our New Blog!

DOR’s Advisory Council Ready to Begin Work

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

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

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

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

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