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  • 21 Aug 2020 10:19 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    John Sheeley, EA, Marc Dombrowski, EA, Amanda Kendall, EA and Kathy Morgan EA, USTCP, are hosting a no-cost weekly journey to improve your practice. IRS CE/NASBA CPE when appropriate. Wednesdays 2 PM EDT through Thanksgiving.

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  • 11 Aug 2020 9:57 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    The Internal Revenue Service announced that James Lee will become the new chief of IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) on October 1. Lee, currently CI's deputy chief and a 25-year veteran of the organization, will succeed current Chief Don Fort, who announced last month he will retire on September 30.

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  • 11 Aug 2020 9:55 AM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

    As more tax professionals consider teleworking during COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged practitioners to secure remote locations by using a virtual private network (VPN) to protect against cyber intruders.

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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).

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  • 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.

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