Taxation Law (TA)

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The MBA’s Taxation Law Section has been a driving force behind tax reform in Massachusetts. It acts as a forum for members to foster important ties with the government, Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Revenue while suggesting legislation, providing services to the section and the bar and acting as the liaison between the section’s membership and the MBA House of Delegates.

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CLE: Estate Planning 101 - The Nuts and Bolts (10/28/14)

On October 28, 2014, the MBA will be sponsoring an estate planning seminar in Springfield, MA. Click on the following link for more information and to register. MORE

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    Recent SJC Property Tax Exemption Decision: Conservation Itself Without Broad Public Access Is Charitable

    Taxation Law (TA)

    In New England Forestry Foundation, Inc. v. Board of Assessors of Hawley, SJC-11432 (May 15, 2014) http://www.socialaw.com/slip.htm?cid=22811&sid=120 , the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”), reversing a decision of the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board (“ATB”) http://www.conservationtaxcenter.org/article/Conservation-Easements/Case-Law/NEFF-v-Hawley/873 , ruled that taxpayer (“NEFF”), a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation, qualified for a charitable property tax exemption... MORE

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    Ruling on Applicability of Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax to Cloud Computing Services

    Taxation Law (TA)

    Despite the recent repeal of the Massachusetts computer software and services tax ( http://www.mass.gov/dor/businesses/help-and-resources/legal-library/tirs/tirs-by-years/2013-releases/tir-13-17.html ), the applicability of the Massachusetts sales and use tax to computer software transaction remains an area of concern. On November 8, 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue revised and reissued Letter Ruling 12-8 ( http://www.mass.gov/dor/businesses/help-and-resources/legal-library/letter-rulings/letter-rulings-by-years/2012-rulings/lr-12-8.html... MORE

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    Federal Estate Tax Law Update

    Taxation Law (TA)

    On January 2, 2013 President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”). The Act has brought some welcome permanency to estate planning. Under the Act, the 2012 federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax laws remain in effect. Specifically, the federal estate and lifetime gift tax applicable exclusion amount and the generation-skipping transfer tax exemption amount — the amounts a taxpayer may transfer without incurring estate, gift... MORE

TAXATION LAW LEADERSHIP



David G. Saliba (left), chair
Patricia Ann Metzer (right), vice chair


Click here for 2014-15 Taxation Law
Section Council member information.

Open Meeting-May 22, 2014

All Taxation Law section members are invited to attend the Taxation Law Open Meeting on May 22, 2014 from 5-6:30 pm at the MBA, 20 West Street, Boston, MA.

The guest speaker is Appellate Tax Board Commissioner Patricia Good.  Prior to joining the Appellate Tax Board, Commissioner Good was a member of the Department of Revenue Litigation Bureau, a prosecutor at the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office and practiced at a private law firm.

Commissioner Good graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and received her J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Bring your questions and join us for this unique opportunity to meet with the ATB Commissioner and network with fellow  tax practitioners.

RSVP to jstevens@massbar.org or to Taxation Open Meeting. 

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