With little more than three weeks to go before the April 15th filing deadline, one of the most visible trends this filing season is the move to electronic filing of state tax returns.
Of the 1.625 million returns filed so far (slightly less than half of the expected number), 1.359 million or 83.6 percent have been filed electronically, an increase of 5 percent from a year ago. DOR applauds this trend as it speeds processing of returns and the payment of refunds.
The average refund is $478, up $10 from a year ago; some $613.4 million in refunds have been paid out, slightly more than a year ago. To date, 79 percent of tax filers have received a refund.
The turnaround time for refunds from returns filed electronically is 3.5 days, while the number of refunds sent as direct deposits is 764,152, an increase of 48,584 or 7 percent from a year ago.
MA Filing Extension to April 18th Announced posted on Apr 15
The Department of Revenue’s WebFile tool, which allows individuals to electronically file state personal income tax returns, has experienced delays due to heavy volume over the past few days. DOR is actively working to resolve this issue, and has extended the deadline for taxpayers to …Continue Reading MA Filing Extension to April 18th Announced
WARNING: Tax Lien Notices NOT issued by DOR Making the Rounds posted on Mar 13
Here’s another unfortunate addition to the list of financial things to protect yourself from. DOR has learned that letters of questionable origin are being sent to taxpayers with outstanding tax liens. Although these notices show amounts from actual tax liens, they are not from the Massachusetts …Continue Reading WARNING: Tax Lien Notices NOT issued by DOR Making the Rounds
Don’t Let a Hacker Steal YOUR Refund posted on Mar 11
There are some rabbit holes you definitely don’t want to fall down during tax season. One such hole, and an increasingly-common nightmarish scenario, is finding out your tax refund has been stolen. In a recent article, Allison Martin of Money Talk News was the bearer …Continue Reading Don’t Let a Hacker Steal YOUR Refund