In an address to tax professionals attending the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation's annual tax conference, Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter announced that she will appoint a 15 member Advisory Council to serve as a liaison between DOR and our varied stakeholder communities.
The purpose of the Advisory Council is to bring taxpayers, practitioners, community advocates and professional associations to the table who will have ideas, input and different perspectives on tax policies, practices and administration. Members will be allowed to propose any idea or topic that’s of broad interest to the group except any individual taxpayer matter. Examples of potential topics include audit practices, federal tax developments impacting Massachusetts, responses to court decisions or legislation, new and proposed business practices, guidance on recent or upcoming tax matters and the status of on-going DOR projects.
The Advisory Council is the centerpiece of the agency’s DOR360 campaign to improve communications with DOR customers and embolden citizen/business participation in shaping tax administration. Learn More
Prep Early for Next Tax Season posted on May 20
Filing season is finally over and we know the last thing on your mind is next tax season. But did you know that if given more prep time, you could be saving yourself lots of stress and time? Start planning for next tax season now …Continue Reading Prep Early for Next Tax Season
DOR’s Participation in the Family Court Workshops posted on Apr 22
Once a month, the Department of Revenue’s Child Support Enforcement (CSE) lawyers and staff volunteer to be a part of the Family Court Workshops for Mothers and Fathers at the Suffolk County Probate & Family Court in Boston. The workshops, a joint venture between community …Continue Reading DOR’s Participation in the Family Court Workshops
DOR Ruling Favorable in First Circuit Judgment posted on Mar 17
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued judgments in the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) favor last month, finding that taxpayers in Bankruptcy proceedings cannot discharge late filed tax returns. The court consolidated two similar cases brought before them involving a total …Continue Reading DOR Ruling Favorable in First Circuit Judgment