Monthly Archives: August 2013

IRS Releases Guidance for Same-Sex Couples

On August 29, 2013, the IRS released new tax guidance (IR-2013-72) for same-sex couples. This guidance was developed and released in response to the decision by the Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, which ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional because it restricted the federal definition ...

Our Firm’s Managing Director, Morris N. Robinson, Esq., CPA, LL.M Has Commented on Several Important Tax Issues in the News Recently.

Attorney Morris N. Robinson, LL.M., CPA, Managing Director of M. Robinson & Company, Tax Law Specialists, was quoted in The Boston Globe on Friday August 23, 2013, in "State Treasurer could face massive tax bill" by reporter Joshua Miller. For the full article, click here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/08/22/state-treasurer-steven-grossman-citing-insurance-technicality-says-could-face-half-million-dollar-tax ...

Massachusetts Small Businesses Accepting Credit Cards May Face IRS Scrutiny

On August 10, 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported that IRS is issuing 20,000 letters to businesses that accept credit cards and asking them “to explain why the portion of [their] gross receipts from non-card payments appears unusually low.”  According to the Journal, the letters form ...

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

by Attorney Morris N. Robinson, Managing Director, M. Robinson & Company, P.C., and Attorney Matthew A. Morris, Tax Associate, M. Robinson & Company. P.C. 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 "Act"). ...