Governor Charlie Baker’s recent plan to trim the number of Massachusetts employees was recently signed into law. According to published reports, more than half of all employees at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue are eligible to participate in the early retirement incentive. Yesterday, a senior staff member of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue disclosed unofficially that the biggest “hits” are likely to be in the ranks of MDOR tax auditors and collectors. The early retirement incentive is scheduled to go into effect as of June 30, 2015. Accordingly, taxpayers and their representatives can expect audit slowdowns and delays beginning after the July 4, 2015 holiday.
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