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Sent:                                           Thursday, January 5, 2023 9:36 AM

To:                                               Hannah Naranjo

Subject:                                     MassCPAs Legislative Brief


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MassCPAs Legislative Brief

We're working to keep you informed in a world that changes by the minute. If you have anything you'd like to share, or if we can help you in any way, please email Zach Donah or Larry Liuzzo.


193rd Legislative Session Opens; Healey Administration Begins at 12:00 p.m.

The 2023-2024 Legislative Session officially began yesterday at 11:00 a.m. State Representative Ronald Mariano of Quincy was reelected to another term as House Speaker and State Senator Karen Spilka of Ashland was reelected to another term as Senate President.

Maura Healey will be sworn in as the next Massachusetts Governor at 12:00 p.m. today alongside Kim Driscoll, the next Lieutenant Governor. 

The start of the new session will be busy with a flurry of bills being filed over the next few weeks. Governor Healey has stated her intentions to focus on various tax policies early on in this session, particularly those proposed by former Governor Baker in his tax relief package last year. 

MassCPAs has been in contact with Governor Healey’s team, the Legislature and business community partners to advocate for such tax policies and will continue our efforts in the months ahead. 

One-Click Surtax Survey Results

Here are the results from the survey in the December 22 issue of the Legislative Brief. Thank you to those who took the time to respond!

In response to the passage of the surtax on income over $1 million, are you seeing an increase in client interest in changing their domicile?  

104 Total Responses

  • YES - 73 Members
  • NO – 31 Members

MassCPAs Vice President of Advocacy Zach Donah, CAE, was recently featured in a State House News Service article discussing the uncertainty surrounding the surtax and the impact it will have on Massachusetts taxpayers. You can read the article

Share Busy Season Tax Tips

What’s your best advice for taxpayers this busy season? Share it with us and we’ll feature (and tag) you in our new Tax Tip Tuesday spotlight on social media throughout tax season. Submissions may also be shared with the media for potential member interviews on hot tax topics. You can submit your advice here

Gear Up for a Successful Busy Season and 2023!


LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Our State Tax Virtual Conference is next week! Join us for a two half-day virtual conference to learn everything you need to know before busy season begins! We'll cover updates from the Department of Revenue (DOR) and Appellate Tax Board, pass-through entity (PTE) taxes, estate taxes and more!  


Draft 2022 Tax Forms are Available for Review

The Department of Revenue (DOR) released draft tax year 2022 tax forms, for personal income tax and corporate tax, which are available on the DOR website. If you have comments or questions, send them here.

MassCPAs Trivia – Two Dates and Locations!


Teams can be anywhere from two to six people, and firms/companies are encouraged to enter more than one team. Registration includes drink tickets and heavy appetizers.

Questions? Contact Maggie Grasso.

MassCPAs’ 2023 Wellness Program


The 7th Annual MassCPAs Fitness Challenge will run from 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. Gather your coworkers and sign up a team by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 6. Teams of up to 50 participants can sign up (individuals too!), and team totals will be calculated by average in ChallengeRunner. Award categories will be based on team size, and we'll also have an overall winner. Create or join your team here.

Questions? Contact Hannah Naranjo.

The Fitness Challenge is part of MassCPAs’ 2023 Wellness Program, designed to help members achieve their whole-body health goals. As a part of this program, MassCPAs is offering a series of wellness webinars throughout tax season (Please note: these webinars qualify for 1 CPE credit).

You can learn more and register below:

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