Two month tax amnesty program

Program will run from September 1st to October 31st

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has announced a two month amnesty program designed to encourage individuals and small businesses to pay delinquent taxes.

The program will run from September 1st to October 31st and will apply to any unpaid taxes billed on or before July first. Revenue officials will waive all penalties if the balances are paid in full by the end of October.

One attorney told 22News the amnesty program should get many people to pay what they owe soon. “If they’ve figured out who these taxpayers are they’ve probably already figured out how much tax penalty they’re waiving and that’s probably going to cause people to be interested in paying,” said Springfield attorney, Tim Mulhern.

The tax amnesty program was approved by state lawmakers and included in the fiscal year 2015 budget when Governor Patrick signed it in July.

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