Post Content

By reassigning staff and adding a Saturday shift, the Department of Revenue has been able to significantly reduce the overall backlog of abatements and anticipates that most Rhode Island claims will be processed by the end of November. We appreciate your patience and cooperation while waiting for your abatement claim to be processed.

 DOR received more than 44,000 associated claims as a result of a ruling released in March 2012 (Revised DOR Directive 12-1 ) that allowed Massachusetts residents working in Rhode Island to file a credit against their Massachusetts personal income tax for mandatory payments to Rhode Island according to that state’s Temporary Disability Insurance Act.

Since this influx of claims increased our normal annual volume by more than one-third, a backlog resulted and abatement processing was delayed.  Please note that many of the claims received were filed on paper and paper forms always take longer to process than electronically filed claims.

 Filing an abatement or amended return takes just a few minutes with our secure and easy to use WebFile for Income – using it means you can save time and get your refund quicker!

Written By:

Ann Dufresne is Communications Director at the Department of Revenue. She joined DOR in July 2012 after ten years in state goverment. She previously served as Communications Director for MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles and for Senate Presidents Therese Murray and Robert Travaglini.

Recent Posts

Tax Practitioners Report in on Sneak Preview of MassTaxConnect posted on Nov 24

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

MassTaxConnect: A Big Win for Small Businesses in the Commonwealth posted on Nov 23

Small businesses are the lifeblood of a healthy economy. That’s true nationally, and that’s certainly true here in Massachusetts. With the advent of DOR’s newest electronic filing system, MassTaxConnect, life is about to get a whole lot easier for many companies across the Commonwealth. Currently,   …Continue Reading MassTaxConnect: A Big Win for Small Businesses in the Commonwealth

Talkin’ Kids, ’Cos DOR Cares posted on Nov 18

On Thursday, November 19, a panel that includes officials from DOR and Probate Family Court will discuss how child support can help single parents and their children financially. Since child support is essential to the wellbeing of kids, DOR’s mission is to enforce the financial   …Continue Reading Talkin’ Kids, ’Cos DOR Cares