Time Is Running Out for Massachusetts Computer and Software Services Tax Refund
- Sales Tax News
- Dec 13, 2013 | Gail Cole
Many Massachusetts taxpayers, like people everywhere right now, are undoubtedly preoccupied with holiday preparations and parties. Yet taxpayers who collected the computer and software services tax that lived briefly and controversially between July 31 and September 27, 2013, should think about meeting the abatement deadline.
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that they have until December 31, 2013, to file an abatement electronically. A “special process to expedite the applications and refund the taxes to vendors as quickly as possible” has been created. “In turn, vendors must make every reasonable effort to refund the abatement to the customers from whom they collected the tax.”
Customers who paid the tax have a right to a refund because the law that imposed the computer software and services tax was repealed retroactively.
December 31 will be here before you know it.
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