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Tax Filing Changes for MA Business Filers

ma_fiIf you are a Massachusetts business filer, your online filing system is being upgraded. On November 30, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) will be replacing its WebFile system with MassTaxConnect, a new state-of-the-art online tax filing system. The goal for the new system is to make filing taxes simpler, quicker and more efficient. Here are some of its benefits:

  1. All business taxes are centralized into a single system.
  2. You can view and correct any errors prior to submitting online – the system will alert you of missing or incorrect information.
  3. Send and receive secure e-messages with the DOR.
  4. Import information from an Excel file.
  5. Amend filed returns electronically – simply by checking a box in the corner of your amended return.
  6. File early and schedule your payments online.
  7. Assign third party access electronically – you can give your accountant permission to view your account by electronically assigning and approving access through a secure and streamlined platform.
  8. File for free – business taxpayers can use the new system for free, as in the past.
  9. Protect yourself against fraud – no personally identifiable information will be needed on any correspondence; a randomly generated account number will be assigned instead.
  10. Reduce errors with automatic calculations –just input your information and the system does the rest. If any errors are indicated, you will be notified immediately.
  11. Benefit from automatic extensions – pay at least 50% of your tax obligation by the filing date, and you will receive an automatic 6-month filing extension. Combined reporting filers will get an automatic 7-month extension.
  12. Log in with your WebFile for Business credentials – your old login and password should work with the new system.

You can visit the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website or visit MassTaxConnect to watch a short e-learning module about the new system.  The state encourages you to check back frequently for news and updates. You can also contact your Sansiveri tax professional at 401-331-0500.