Article prepared by FGMK Tax Senior Manager J Michael Reese
If you are a taxpayer that has an individual filing requirement in Massachusetts in 2017, FGMK would like to make you aware of a recent program initiated by the State to curtail the effects of fraudulent tax returns potentially being filed on your behalf.
Massachusetts has initiated a program called Mass Tax Connect (https://www.mass.gov/news/new-fraud-prevention-program). This program is designed to prevent fraudulent tax refunds from being paid to the wrong recipient, and provide taxpayers the opportunity to verify if a return received by the State on their behalf is the proper filing. Any taxpayer that may need to file in Massachusetts in 2017 should consider signing up for this program by clicking the link above and following the instructions listed. Phone and online options are provided. Taxpayers who do sign up can expect the following to occur:
If you have any questions regarding the Mass Tax Connect program, please contact an FGMK tax partner.