Something new for IFTA and ALCOHOL BEVERAGE Taxpayers

 IFTA and  alcohol beverage excise taxpayers will have a new electronic option as of November 12, 2014, through MassTaxConnect. It will give IFTA taxpayers the ability to register for decals, file quarterly returns and make payments electronically. For the first time, alcohol beverage excise taxpayers will be able to file monthly returns and make payments online. Letters are being sent to all IFTA and alcohol beverage taxpayers next week about the changes and DOR will communicate with them several times before November to describe the options and features included in the new system.

Taxpayers and Practitioners: DOR wants to hear from you!

The Department of Revenue just unveiled its new survey webpage to learn about your experience when interacting with DOR. There, you can provide feedback on amending a tax return, disputing a bill, the appeals process, the audit process, customer service, combined reporting and legal guidance. You can also see what others are saying. Changes have already been made based on survey responses and more are on the way, so share your feedback today!

Need to brush up on your knowledge of Massachusetts tax law?

DOR has developed a new free e-learning course introducing the Massachusetts General Laws: Chapter 62C, which outlines the administrative provisions of the Department of Revenue and taxpayer responsibilities. The course only takes an hour to complete and includes five lessons: an introduction to MGL Chapter 62C, public written statements, non-public written statements, taxpayer rights, and disclosure and confidentiality. Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to answer multiple choice questions and can take an interactive learning assessment upon finishing it. With a passing score, participants can print a certificate of completion. This e-learning course is available on DOR’s public webpage in the Online Courses Section.