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Massachusetts Tax Amnesty Starts September 1, 2014


 Tax amnesty is a sort of peace offering.

Earlier this month, Governor Deval Patrick (D) Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The program runs September 1 through October 31, 2014, and applies to assessments on the books prior to July 1, 2014.

Massachusetts taxpayers qualifying for the amnesty program will be notified by the department via mail on September 2. Notices will state the tax and interest due, as well as the penalties thus far accrued. Those penalties will be waived for taxpayers who pay the stated tax and interest by October 31, 2014.

Many tax types are eligible for the 2014 amnesty program. These include but are not limited to:

  • Boat and recreational vehicle sales tax
  • Cigarette, cigar and smoking tobacco excise tax
  • Gasoline excise tax
  • Meals tax, including local option
  • Sales and use tax
  • Special fuels excise tax

Additional information, including FAQs, will soon be released by the department of revenue.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.