Photo Credit: http://www.mass.gov/dor/confused-by-a-notice-or-form.html
The ‘busy season’ is over but for some of you, an extension was filed. I will reach out in a few weeks to finalize your information.
Just a few final notes (may not be applicable to everyone):
I have been informed the Massachusetts’ Department of Revenue are sending random requests for information. Practitioners have been told: ‘These notices are part of the fraud prevention program at the DOR. The new tax system has caused a greater volume of notices since it has limited the Department’s ability to evaluate year-over-year returns, a process that helps identify irregularities.’ per Massachusetts Society of CPAs.
This is to verify your identity and information filed on your return. It is not an audit and you may respond by providing requested information. However, contact me so I may verify notices received.
Most requests for information are related to Earned Income Tax Credit claimed on returns. See article link below.
Shanikwa Davis, EA, MST
Principal Owner @ S. Davis Tax Consultants