Wednesday, December 15, 2021

What's New at the Mass DOR


What’s new on the “What’s Trending” page

One thing we’re continuing to do is to keep our What’s Trending page updated with all the latest trending topics. We recently added to the page some new timely topics of discussion like, advance payment requirements, E-file requirements, elective pass-through entity excise and more.
December deadlines approaching
A few very important deadlines are approaching this month that you should know about. First up is the Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) filing that is due tomorrow December 15. Two exemption renewals are due on December 31, the Small Business Energy Exemption and the Paid Family Medical Leave exemption. Go to MassTaxConnect to meet all the upcoming deadlines. 
Updates on advance payments
New updates in the Advance Payment arena. We’ve added more FAQs and a penalty self-assessment worksheet to the page. Beginning in January 2022, taxpayers will see new lines on returns for advance payment and determine if there is an advance payment penalty using the worksheet. Check out the page to learn more.
Estimated payments can be made for PTE
Back in September, Mass legislators moved to create an elective pass-through entity (PTE) excise in response to the $10,000 federal state and local tax (SALT) cap. Entities can now register and make  estimated payments on MassTaxConnect. We’ll continually update the FAQ page. Bookmark the page for easy access.
New! Filing season overview webinar
Stay tuned in January for some filing season info. We will be posting a filing season overview video on our website for your viewing. To get ready for 2022, we’ll talk about the Mass/Federal differences, Personal Income Tax updates, Trustee updates, how to report unemployment on a tax return, DOR initiatives and E-file requirements to name a few. We will include a link to the recording in the next edition of DOR News.
Also coming soon: PTE excise presentation
Another video will be released soon on the elective pass-through entity excise. We’ll cover all the need-to-know information about the new excise and what to expect. Be on the lookout for that email as well. Most everything you need to know to date is covered on the FAQ page, which is updated as needed.
DOR blog – Extra! Extra! Read all about it
Did you know we have a blog? If you didn’t, check it out. Our blog is a space where we go into detail about many topics across the agency. Check out some of the new blogs covering job opportunities at DOR, video resources, and a lot more. Curl up with your laptop and get caught up.
MTC video translations now offered in Spanish
Spanish translations are now available for a number of DOR YouTube tutorial videos. We started first with our notices and will continue to identify more ways to assist non-English-speaking taxpayers. To view the translated videos, head over to our YouTube channel.

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