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MA Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 12-13, 2023

MA Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 12-13, 2023

This year’s Massachusetts sales tax holiday will be held on Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th, according to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). The event provides a two-day reprieve from sales tax on most retail purchases valued at up to $2,500 when made for personal use by individuals. Purchases by businesses or by […]

Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax

Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax

On Election Day, November 8th, Massachusetts voters approved Question 1 to amend the state constitution and establish an additional 4% surtax on taxable income in excess of $1 million dollars. Millionaire’s Tax Facts This additional income tax will be effective for tax years beginning January 1, 2023, which will be reported on returns due in […]

MA Taxpayers May Expect Refunds of Excess Tax Revenue

MA Taxpayers May Expect Refunds of Excess Tax Revenue

Massachusetts’ State Auditor Suzanne Bump recently announced that Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Massachusetts tax revenue collections exceeded the annual tax revenue cap set by Chapter 62F of the Massachusetts General Laws by $2.941 billion. This revenue will be returned to taxpayers in the coming months. In general, eligible taxpayers will receive a credit in the […]

DOR Update: 2022 Sales & Use Tax Returns Changes

DOR Update: 2022 Sales & Use Tax Returns Changes

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of some recent changes instituted by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) related to 2022 Sales and Use Tax Returns, including forms related to sales tax on services and meals, room occupancy excise tax, and marijuana retail tax. New lines will be added to the Sales Tax on […]

How and When to Make Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments, Pay Online

How and When to Make Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments, Pay Online

As a reminder, the U.S. tax system operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. For estimated tax purposes, a year has four payment periods. Taxpayers must make a payment each quarter. For most people, the due date for the first quarterly payment is April 15. The following payments are due June 15 and Sept. 15, with the […]

Multi-State Worker Tax Considerations

Multi-State Worker Tax Considerations

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that Congress has introduced a bill under H.R. 7968 that would limit a state’s ability to tax nonresident telecommuters. The general rule is that an employee pays income taxes to the state where wages are earned, which can be different than the state where the employee lives. This […]

MA Tax Implications of a Remote Employee Due to COVID-19

MA Tax Implications of a Remote Employee Due to COVID-19

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) issued a Technical Information Release (TIR) describing the Massachusetts personal income and withholding tax implications of an employee working remotely in a state other than the state where the employee previously worked, solely due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The TIR explains […]