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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
WebFile for Income opened just two days ago and already 3,230 taxpayers have used the DOR software program to fill out their state income tax return. Of those, 2,324 have completed the program to file their return electronically. Ever wonder who these early birds are? 2,256 are due …Continue Reading WebFile Early Birds
Be sure to check out the department's free WebFile program. It's easy, it's green and it calculates and checks all your amounts — it's the hassle-free way to file your Massachusetts return. Check it out!