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Prepare for Tax Season 2016 Posted on Jan 19

Prepare for Tax Season 2016

It may feel like the new year just started, but tax season is already well underway. With a bit of knowledge and preparation, you can keep cool and calm as you prepare for the April 19 Massachusetts state tax deadline. (The federal filing deadline is   …Continue Reading Prepare for Tax Season 2016

Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect Posted on Nov 12

Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect

This is a guest blog post from the Department of Revenue (DOR). Please note — WebFile for Business will be unavailable from Nov. 21–30 to allow for account transfers to MassTaxConnect. Visit DOR’s website to find out what to do during Thanksgiving week. The Department of Revenue   …Continue Reading Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect

The Basics of MassTaxConnect Posted on Oct 15

The Basics of MassTaxConnect

The Department of Revenue (DOR) is rolling out a new tax filing system, MassTaxConnect, which replaced the current WebFile for Business system on Nov. 30, 2015, and will replace the individual tax income service, WebFile for Income, in 2017. The service had previously been available for   …Continue Reading The Basics of MassTaxConnect

The Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP): Helping Massachusetts Businesses Grow Posted on Aug 6

The Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP): Helping Massachusetts Businesses Grow

Since January, the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) has approved 29 economic development projects creating 1,604 new jobs, retaining 2,481 existing jobs, and leveraging $375.8 million in private investment. This initiative, managed by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) — part of the Executive   …Continue Reading The Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP): Helping Massachusetts Businesses Grow

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them? Posted on Feb 19

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?

For some workers, tax season doesn’t end on April 15. In fact, that’s the date when it begins. Freelancers, contractors, and any professional who doesn’t have taxes withheld from paychecks may be required to make an estimated tax payment at the end of each quarter   …Continue Reading What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?

What Is Corporate Excise Tax? Posted on Jan 29

What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Corporate excise tax applies to all corporations operating in Massachusetts, both foreign and domestic. Due on the 15th day of the third month after the close of the corporation’s fiscal year, corporate excise tax payments can be filed online through WebFile for Business. While electronic   …Continue Reading What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Get Ready for Tax Season Posted on Jan 20

Get Ready for Tax Season

Please note: This is last year’s tax season blog. Some material may be out of date. Read our 2016 tax season blog for current forms and information. Tax season is upon us, and that can mean stress for Massachusetts residents and workers who don’t have the   …Continue Reading Get Ready for Tax Season

Moving to Massachusetts, Part 3: Settling In Posted on Jul 24

Moving to Massachusetts, Part 3: Settling In

The other posts in this blog series covered how to plan your move and get your driver’s license and register your vehicle. This part of the series will cover residency, employment, health care coverage, education, registering to vote, and taxes — important things to help   …Continue Reading Moving to Massachusetts, Part 3: Settling In

Tax Season is Here Posted on Jan 21

Tax Season is Here

Doing your taxes can be difficult, but having the forms you need at your fingertips can make it a bit easier. Massachusetts state income taxes for 2013 are due on April 15, 2014, so it’s important to get all your necessary documentation together. To facilitate filing   …Continue Reading Tax Season is Here

Important Forms for Your State Taxes, Due April 16 – DEADLINE EXTENDED Posted on Mar 26

Important Forms for Your State Taxes, Due April 16 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

UPDATE – Due to the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, Federal and State filing deadlines have been extended for eligible taxpayers. Find more information here. Doing your taxes can be difficult, and having the forms you need at your fingertips   …Continue Reading Important Forms for Your State Taxes, Due April 16 – DEADLINE EXTENDED