Tuesday, November 28, 2023

2024 Annual State Update Seminar (MA/RI/CT/NY PLUS Federal Updates)

Massachusetts / Rhode Island NATP Chapter Annual State Update Seminar - January 4th 2024

Join the Massachusetts / Rhode Island NATP Chapter on Thursday, January 4th, 2024 for our Annual State Update Seminar. This all day event will be held at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Southbridge MA. Registration details are below, and are handled online directly by National NATP. A link to the registration website is listed below. Please take a look at the details on our speakers and topics provided in this great update opportunity including continental breakfast, snacks, lunch, and great networking opportunities PLUS 3 CE Credit Hours. Registration is from 7:00am to 8:00am & Education is from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Register online with credit card.

Massachusetts State Tax Update presented by Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Rhode Island State Tax Update presented by Rhode Island Division of Taxation.

Connecticut State Tax update presented by a representative.

New York State Tax Update presented by Kathryn Keane of New York NATP Chapter.

Federal Tax Update presented by Kathryn Keane & Sharon Cummings of MA/RI NATP Chapter. (3 Hours of CE Credits)

Monday, November 27, 2023

IRS PTIN Renewal Underway

IRS reminds TaxPros that it’s time to renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers. If you have a 2023 PTIN, the online renewal will take about 15 minutes to complete. Get started at irs.gov/ptin

Friday, November 17, 2023



Estate Tax Law Change FAQs Available

FAQs regarding recent law changes to the estate tax have been added to the website. The changes are related to decedents dying on or after January 1, 2023. Changes in the new law include providing a credit of up to $99,600, eliminating the tax on estates valued at $2 million or less, and reducing the tax on estates valued at more than $2 million. Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit Max Doubles for TY23New credit and threshold amounts are outlined in the newest TIR related to the Senior Circuit Breaker tax credit. For tax year 2023, the maximum credit amount is $2,590. Learn more about the updates by reviewing the TIR and the Senior Circuit Breaker FAQ page. MeF Shutdown This SaturdayAt the end of every tax season, the IRS shuts down the Modernized e-File (“MeF”) system for maintenance. This year, the shutdown begins on Saturday, November 18, 2023, to prepare the system for the upcoming filing season. During the shutdown, DOR will not receive any state or federal e-filed returns. Paper forms can be filed during this time until electronic filing reopens. Although the IRS has not announced a date for reopening MeF for personal income, it generally occurs in mid- to late January. Time to Submit the Annual Certification of Entity Tax Status ApplicationThe application for the Annual Certification of Entity Tax Status is available and open until the April 1, 2024 deadline. Each year, a list is compiled from the applications of corporations and businesses treated as corporations for review by Boards of Assessors throughout the state to determine specific property tax exemptions. You’ll find more details on the annual certification information page. DOR is HiringWe have some openings in our ranks here at DOR. As you may remember from earlier this fall, we are currently hiring Seasonal Tax Examiners to get us ready for the 2023 tax season. We also have two legal positions open for a new Tax Counsel and a Counsel II-Enforcement Attorney. Take a look at the job descriptions and share the opportunities with your network.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

RI Tax Pro Update Seminar


The Rhode Island Division of Taxation will again be hosting the annual Seminar for Tax Preparers to help tax pros prepare for the upcoming filing season.

The Seminar covers changes to RI tax law, administration, reminders, and updates relevant to tax professionals. 

Seminar registration is now open!

For your convenience, the Seminar will be offered twice this year:

  • November 30, 2023, from 9am – 1pm
  • CCRI Newport Campus Auditorium or via webinar

  • December 7, 2023, from 9am – 1pm
  • CCRI Knight Campus Bobby Hackett Theatre (in-person only)

Register for your preferred session to save your seat!

November 30: In-person or online
December 7: In-person only