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MA DOR Makes Official & Clarifies Tax Filing Delay

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) today released guidance officially extending the April 15, 2020 deadline to July 15, 2020 for personal income tax, estate and trust income tax, partnership composite returns and personal income with respect to deemed repatriated income. The guidance also extends the due […]

MA Form 3ABC due by 3/1 to avoid local property taxes

The Massachusetts “Return of Property Held for Charitable Purposes” (Form 3ABC) provides for an exemption from local taxation on personal and real property for eligible charitable organizations. As a reminder, in order to be exempt, you must file an annual Form 3ABC, due at the Assessor’s Office no later than March 1, in each city or town […]

AAFCPAs Releases 2019-2020 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals

As we approach the second tax filing season under the monumental Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), we now have a clearer and broader view of what the future holds for businesses, individuals, tax exempt and government entities. This view includes insight into opportunities and pitfalls to consider for 2019-2020. Download AAFCPAs’ 2019-2020 Tax Planning Guide for […]

Proposed Bill Eliminating the Effects of 280E at the State Level

On June 11, 2019 the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue heard House Bill 2510, An Act rescinding the effect of IRC 280E on businesses legally selling marijuana.  While this bill has not been placed into effect yet, the hearing is a step forward towards state wide repeal of IRC 280E. What Does House Bill 2510 […]

Updates for Nonprofits under the New Tax Act

This blog was revised on 10/10/19. AAFCPAs would like to make Tax Exempt Organizations aware of recent legislative and regulatory updates related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (“TCJA”) and how these may affect charitable nonprofits. What is Considered a Nondeductible Parking Expense that will now Trigger Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)? On December […]

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Charitable Contributions and State and Local Tax Credits

The IRS recently released proposed regulations addressing the state and local itemized tax deduction, available to individual taxpayers on their Federal tax returns.  The regulations also apply to trusts and decendents’ estates. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the state and local tax deduction (consisting primarily of income, real estate and other property, and […]

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Online Sales Tax

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the US Supreme Court on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in the case of “South Dakota v. Wayfair,” overturned its 1992 “Quill” decision, which had barred states from requiring internet and mail order vendors with no physical presence in a state from collecting sales tax on transactions involving […]

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules Millionaire Tax Unconstitutional

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that a proposed ballot question seeking to impose a 4% surtax on Massachusetts individuals on the portion of taxable income exceeding $1 million has been ruled unconstitutional by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC). Individuals with income below this threshold were not to be affected. The proposed ballot […]

Amazon to Release Vendors’ Names, Per Order of Massachusetts DOR

Amazon to Release Vendors’ Names, Per Order of Massachusetts DOR

When purchasing items from Amazon, buyers may see a designation of “Sold by Amazon,” or “Sold by XYZ Co and Fulfilled by Amazon,” without paying significant attention to the difference. For vendors, the distinction is important. Sellers who participate in the Fulfilled by Amazon (“FBA”) program retain ownership of their goods, essentially hiring Amazon to […]