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  • 5 Aug 2020 11:21 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations (PDF) updating various tax accounting regulations to adopt the simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

    Click here to learn more.

  • 5 Aug 2020 11:20 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    With heightened threats during COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals to select multi-factor authentication options whenever possible to prevent identity thieves from gaining access to client accounts.

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  • 5 Aug 2020 11:19 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    With cyberthieves active during COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting client data whether working in the office or a remote location.

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  • 28 Jul 2020 8:17 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The Honorable Michael Rodrigues, MA Senate Ways & Means Chair, sponsored legislation in Senate Bill 2842 to exempt forgiven PPP loans from MA tax. Without such a special provision enacted by the legislature before July 31st, forgiven PPP loans will be regarded as cancellation of debt and taxed to MA unincorporated businesses, (Partnerships, LLC’s, and sole proprietors).

    No such provision exists in any House legislation.  MaSEA members are asked to reach out to The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Chair Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Ann-Margaret.Ferrante@mahouse.gov and her committee members. A complete roster of House committee members can be found at MALegislature.gov website. Consider contacting your local Beacon Hill delegation.

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  • 14 Jul 2020 10:25 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to do a Paycheck Checkup can help them have the right amount of tax withheld and avoid surprises when filing next year. Click here to learn more.

  • 14 Jul 2020 10:25 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    A Boston Patch post revealed five things that tax preparers should know as the July 15 deadline approaches. Click here to read what they are and why they are important

  • 9 Jul 2020 9:44 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The latest EA Journal is available. It explores teleworking employees, COVID-19, and the resulting SALT effects; tax complexities brought upon by the pandemic and more. Click here to explore the latest issue of EA Journal.

  • 9 Jul 2020 9:43 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The IRS reminds taxpayers who took advantage of the People First Initiative tax relief and did not make previously owed tax payments between March 25 to July 15, that they need to restart their payments.

    As the IRS continues to reopen its operations across the country, taxpayers who were in payment agreements and skipped any payments from March 25 and July 15 should start paying again to avoid penalties and possible default on their agreements.

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  • 7 Jul 2020 10:53 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    NAEA has been emphasizing that COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the problems at IRS where Congress and the agency need to focus future investments and attention. Now, the Taxpayer Advocate has joined our call to action. In her 2021 Objectives Report to Congress, National Taxpayer Advocate, Erin M. Collins, highlights what the IRS must do to avoid in the future challenges it faced during this crisis. Click here to read more.

  • 7 Jul 2020 10:51 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The House followed the upper chamber’s suit and passed a bill extending the Payroll Protection Program until August 8, according to the NAEA. According to the report, this fueled in part by a desire to reprogram the "unused" funds, including provisions for non-profits currently ineligible. Click here to learn more about the extension. 

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