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Form CA-6 is Going Away on October 31: What You Need to Know Posted on Nov 1

Amendments and abatements are now separate processes       Form CA-6 is like an old friend and now we have to say goodbye. It was very useful for filing abatements or amending returns. Now those processes will be separated, as they’ve already been for business taxpayers. Hello   …Continue Reading Form CA-6 is Going Away on October 31: What You Need to Know

Two Important Dates for Individual Taxpayers Posted on Oct 26

As we prepare to launch MassTaxConnect, the Commonwealth’s new state-of-the-art, electronic tax system for individual taxpayers on December 5, 2016, we want you to be aware of two important dates. On October 26, the current web option for individuals to set up payment agreements will   …Continue Reading Two Important Dates for Individual Taxpayers

Your Mass State Taxes Made Easier Posted on Mar 9

Your Mass State Taxes Made Easier

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 Posted on Mar 4

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

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 Posted on Jan 29

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 Posted on Jan 14

DOR Homepage gets a facelift

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? Posted on Jan 14

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 Posted on Dec 30

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 Posted on Dec 18

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! Posted on Nov 30

New Electronic Filing System—MassTaxConnect—is now live!

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!