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Proposed Massachusetts Tax Regulations for Online Vendors Effective October 1, 2017

In response to public comments issued on September 8, 2017 that won’t be published in the Massachusetts Register until September 22, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (“DOR”) will require online vendors to collect...more

IRS and States Crack Down on POS Systems: Zapper Software

A good point of sale (“POS”) system is critical for any business engaged in sales to the public and having one in place goes a long way to ensuring that revenue and profits are being reported properly to federal, state and...more

A “Thriller” in Tax Court: The Estate of Michael Jackson and IRS Dispute Valuation of Pop Star’s Image

How much were the late King of Pop’s name and image worth when he died? His estate put the figure at $2,105 but the IRS believes the value is at least $434 million. That’s a huge discrepancy and with penalties and interest...more

A (Howard) Stern Reminder on Taxpayer Information Confidentiality

Howard Stern fans are accustomed to hearing the satellite radio personality rant about the federal government. Now, in an unusual twist of fate, Stern and the federal government are on the same side of a lawsuit that...more

Worker Classification in Massachusetts: Uber Drives Attention to Employees vs. Contractors

Uber Technologies, Inc. continues to fight claims all over the world that it should treat drivers it matches with passengers as employees rather than independent contractors. Since the business of on-demand employment is...more

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