The following Regulations, Technical Information Releases (TIRs) and Directives have been issued by the Department of Revenue and pertain to local taxes and finances.

Regulations

What are Regulations (CMRs)?

Regulations interpret the statutory provisions governing taxation and set forth Departmental procedures. A regulation has been adopted by the Department via a public hearing and approved by the Secretary of Administration and Finance. It also is filed with the Office of the Secretary of State and appears under the arrangement of the official Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMRs).

 

 

Technical Information Releases (TIRs)

What are TIRs?

Technical Information Releases (TIRs) inform taxpayers and tax practitioners of DOR's response to changes in federal or state tax laws or to court decisions interpreting those laws. A TIR states the official position of the Department of Revenue, has the status of precedent in the disposition of cases unless revoked or modified, and may be relied upon by taxpayers in situations where the facts, circumstances and issues presented are substantially similar to those in the TIR.

 

 

Directives

What are Directives?

Directives concern current Department policy, practice or interpretation, and provide details or supplementary information, clarify ambiguities, resolve inconsistencies or explain and elaborate on issues. A Directive states the official policy of the Department, has the status of precedent unless revoked or modified, and may be relied upon by taxpayers in situations where the facts, circumstances and issues presented are substantially similar to those in the Directive.

 

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    Last Page Update 1/08/2013