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Your Mass State Taxes Made Easier

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With the tax season now in full swing, there are several resources at your fingertips to make filing your taxes hassle-free. Enhanced Website Earlier this year, we launched a new DOR homepage, making it faster now to find exactly what you need to file and   …Continue Reading Your Mass State Taxes Made Easier


3 Steps to Catch Up on Back MA Taxes While Avoiding Penalties

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Watching a game-winning goal in overtime is as exciting as hockey gets. With DOR’s MA TAX AMNESTY 2016, you can stay out of the penalty box by paying only what you owe. Read on to find out more. What is MA TAX AMNESTY 2016? It’s   …Continue Reading 3 Steps to Catch Up on Back MA Taxes While Avoiding Penalties


EITC – Helping Low and Moderate Income Families in MA

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EITC, also known as the Earned Income Tax Credit, has been helping low to moderate income families in Massachusetts and across the country for over 40 years. In recent months, Governor Charlie Baker and members of the Legislature have worked hard to ensure that working   …Continue Reading EITC – Helping Low and Moderate Income Families in MA


DOR Homepage gets a facelift

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Today, DOR unveiled a brand new homepage intended to making it easier for taxpayers to find what they’re looking for when it comes to filing and paying their state taxes. DOR’s communications team used consumer insights and online analytics to better understand how taxpayers use the site,   …Continue Reading DOR Homepage gets a facelift


Did You Know Home Heating Oil is Mass Sales Tax Exempt?

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In preparation for the winter months, we want to remind you that home heating oil is exempt from Massachusetts sales tax. This winter season, DOR wants you to be prepared. Here’s what you need to know when purchasing your home heating oil: Who is exempt   …Continue Reading Did You Know Home Heating Oil is Mass Sales Tax Exempt?


Account ID or FEIN? The Choice is Yours

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The Department of Revenue recently sent out notices to the business community entitled “NOTICE OF ACCOUNT ID” providing important information regarding the new Account IDs for use when filing and paying taxes with MassTaxConnect. In the notice, we said that you must use the ID to file   …Continue Reading Account ID or FEIN? The Choice is Yours


MassTaxConnect Resources At Your Service

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MassTaxConnect has taken off and users have been busy putting the system to work. We’ve taken the liberty of putting together a robust selection of self-help resources to assist our business taxpayers with some common questions about the new system. We’re also extending our call   …Continue Reading MassTaxConnect Resources At Your Service


New Electronic Filing System—MassTaxConnect—is now live!

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Earlier this morning DOR officially launched its newest online portal for filing and paying business taxes in the Commonwealth: MassTaxConnect. MassTaxConnect has replaced WebFile for Business, offering all the benefits the old system offered, along with a host of new functionalities that will make paying   …Continue Reading New Electronic Filing System—MassTaxConnect—is now live!


DOR Joins Forces with Others to Fight Tax Fraud

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The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) continues to be serious about combating tax and identity fraud. Not only have we continuously redoubled our anti-fraud efforts, we have in the past welcomed every opportunity to join forces with others to fight the ever-growing issues of identity   …Continue Reading DOR Joins Forces with Others to Fight Tax Fraud


Tax Practitioners Report in on Sneak Preview of MassTaxConnect

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On November 30th, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) will release MassTaxConnect, the next generation tax system, to business and corporate taxpayers. The new filing system will replace WebFile for Business. In anticipation of the launch, DOR invited tax practitioners to preview MassTaxConnect and weigh   …Continue Reading Tax Practitioners Report in on Sneak Preview of MassTaxConnect