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Do You Qualify for Tax Amnesty in Massachusetts?


 Massachusetts Tax Amnesty: pay what you owe and penalties will be waived.

Labor Day marked the start of the Massachusetts 2014 tax amnesty program, when penalties are waived for qualifying taxpayers who take care of outstanding tax liabilities and interest. It runs through October 31, 2014.

The program was created to “encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses.” Notices are being mailed to the roughly 300,000 taxpayers who qualify for the amnesty program, informing them of:

  • Individual period balances.
  • Amount of unpaid penalty to be waived if the amnesty balance is paid in full by the due date.
  • Amnesty amount due.

Additional information is available in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue tax amnesty press release, which includes links to pertinent FAQs and a Technical Information Release.

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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.