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 [...]

Get Ready for Taxes: Here’s What’s New and What to Consider When Filing in 2022

This article was published by the IRS.  The IRS encourages taxpayers to get informed about topics related to filing their federal tax returns in 2022. These topics include special steps related to charitable contributions, economic impact payments and advance child tax credit payments. Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov/getready for online tools, publications and other helpful resources for [...]

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Can Put More Money in Your Pocket

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps workers and families who don't make a lot of money get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe - and maybe even get a bigger refund. The credit is usually higher for eligible working families, but many lower-income workers [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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