Many Massachusetts residents would be surprised to learn that the Internal Revenue Service has been overlooking fraud. However, this may be the case. Specifically, sources say that the process is occurring when people apply for taxpayer identification numbers. Many are alarmed that the agency has skimped on financial security.
Not even Boston churches are immune from tax collection cases. It has been reported that the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is attempting to recoup past property taxes it already paid on a former church. That church, located in the town of Scituate, was closed in 2004. The tax refund claims in dispute were paid between 2008 and 2011.
Massachusetts tax laws are difficult to understand and often business owners are overwhelmed with the complexity of having to file taxes for their company. Filing and paying taxes is not optional and not following tax law could lead to claims of tax evasion and resulting consequences.