Finding a Tax Professional

A Massachusetts tax professional can help prepare your taxes or represent you in an appeal or collection case. So, how do you find the right tax professional for you? You can do so through one of these professional member organizations: the Massachusetts Society of Enrolled Agents (whose tax practitioners are licensed by the Department of Treasury [...]

Mark the Calendar: Important Backup Withholding Deadlines

This article was published by the IRS. Some businesses and other payers take backup withholding from payments they made to certain people. These entities should remember their upcoming filing deadlines. What is backup withholding? The person or business paying the taxpayer doesn't generally withhold taxes from certain payments. They don't do this because it's assumed the [...]

How to Register for Paid Family and Medical Leave Contributions

This video tutorial will show you how to register for Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) contributions as a business that already has a MassTaxConnect account. If you do not have a MassTaxConnect account, you should first learn how to register a new business on MassTaxConnect. To begin the registration for a PFML account, select the [...]

Businesses Must Report Nonemployee Compensation and Backup Withholding

This article was published by the IRS. By law, business taxpayers who pay nonemployee compensation of $600 or more must report these payments to the IRS. They do this using Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation. Generally, payers must file Form 1099-NEC by January 31. For 2021 tax returns, there is no automatic 30-day extension to file Form [...]

For Many Employers and Self-Employed People, Deferred Social Security Tax Payment Due Jan. 3

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service is reminding employers and self-employed individuals that chose to defer paying part of their 2020 Social Security tax obligation that a payment is due on January 3, 2022. Most affected employers and self-employed individuals received reminder billing notices from the IRS. The agency noted, however, [...]

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