July 19, 2008
Massachusetts Now Requires Withholding on Partnership and S Corporation Distributions
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In TIR 08-8: Sales/Use Tax, Withholding and Administrative Changes Contained in Chapter 182 of the Acts of 2008, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) commented on the changes required by the new law. For withholding purposes, the law allows the DOR to require withholding by S corporations and entities treated as partnerships for tax purposes on distributions to shareholders or partners. In Proposed 830 CMR 62B.2.2: Pass-Through Entity Withholding, the DOR listed which entities would be required to withhold and which shareholders and partners would be exempt from withholding. It also addressed several administrative issues related to registration, payment, and reporting. TIR 08-8 confirmed that a final form of the proposed regulation will soon be promulgated effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2009. Vision Payroll is ready to help its clients deal with the changes required by this new law. Please call us for our recommendations for a smooth transition to the new withholding requirements.


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