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Morris Robinson

M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

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New IRS Appeals Procedures Complicate Tax Dispute Resolution

This article describes and evaluates the new IRS Appeals Office policy for handling IRS audit appeals. This new policy is known as the Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture (“AJAC”) Project. The stated goals of the AJAC...more

10/23/2014 - Audits Dispute Resolution IRS Tax Appeals

IRS Announces Sweeping Changes To Its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs: New Rules Effective July 1, 2014

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 the Internal Revenue Service announced sweeping changes to its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs, effective Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Some taxpayers are treated much more leniently under expanded...more

6/25/2014 - Compliance FATCA FBAR IRS OVDP Reporting Requirements

Defending Federal and State Tax Audits For High-Income Taxpayers

In 2013 the IRS audited slightly over one taxpayer in nine[1] with an income of $1 million or more.[2] This audit rate represents a sharp 69 percent increase from the 6.42 percent audit rate that similar high-income...more

4/17/2014 - Audits Federal Taxes Income Taxes IRS State Taxes

The New Massachusetts Income Sourcing Rules For Corporate Services: Massachusetts DOR Issues Working Draft of Implementing...

On July 24, 2013 the Massachusetts General Court enacted an $800 million transportation bill. This bill, inter alia, revised the Massachusetts corporate sourcing rules for the sale of services. The bill became effective as of...more

4/3/2014 - Income Taxes Revenue State Taxes Trucking Industry

Commissioner Amy Pitter Announces Impressive Mediation Goal: One-Third of All Disputes Involving $250,000 or More To Be Mediated

Boston, February 10, 2014 - In her remarks before the Annual State Tax Conference of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs at the Sheraton Framingham on Thursday, January 23, 2014, Commissioner Pitter announced an impressive goal...more

2/12/2014 - Department of Revenue Mediation State Taxes

Massachusetts Imposes New Sales and Use Taxes on Computer System Design and Software Modification Services

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (“DOR”) will formally announce deferral of compliance with the Massachusetts “tech tax” early next week, according to reliable and informed sources. The deferral announcement is...more

9/13/2013 - Computer-System Design/Software Services Sales & Use Tax Software

Repeal of Massachusetts “Tech Tax” May Be Imminent

The repeal of the so-called “tech tax” on certain computer system design and software services may be imminent. Key indicators include wavering support of the “tech tax” among rank-and-file state senators and representatives...more

9/13/2013 - Business Taxes Corporate Taxes Repeal Technology

The New Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax on Computer System Design and Software Modification Services

I. Introduction - On July 24, 2013, the Massachusetts General Court overrode a veto by Governor Deval Patrick and enacted an $800 million transportation bill entitled An Act Relative to Transportation Finance (the...more

8/6/2013 - Computer-System Design/Software Services Sales & Use Tax Software

Massachusetts Computer-System Design/Software Services Now Taxed at 6.25% Effective July 31, 2013

On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, the Massachusetts Legislature overrode Governor Patrick’s veto and enacted a 6.25 percent sales tax on computer-system design/software services. The new tax is part of the new $800 million...more

7/31/2013 - Computer-System Design/Software Services Sales & Use Tax Software

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