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Subject: Change in MA tax filing requirements?
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EllenW3
(Massachusetts)

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02/27/2018 12:23 PM  
Our condo association has never filed a Massachusetts income tax form. That's because until recently, MA form 3M said organizations shouldn't file if they had less than $100 in gross income, and all we have (besides condo fees, which are exempt function income) is a small amount of bank interest.

However, it looks like starting with the 2016 form, that text about the filing exemption is gone. But there was no publicity of this change. I would assume if they meant to change this rule, they would have announced it or included a "What's New" note in the form instructions, since it would change longstanding practice for a whole lot of condo associations. Could leaving it off have been a typo?

What should we do about this? Is it important to file this form for 2017? Do we need to go back and file a 2016 form even if the tax owed is miniscule to zero?
GenoS
(Florida)

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02/27/2018 7:30 PM  
Your best bet is probably asking an accountant. We have the same outside accountant that prepares our annual financial statement prepare our tax return every year.
DannyS2
(Massachusetts)

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04/10/2019 4:33 PM  
Ellen, did you ever find out the answer to this? Our association is filing their taxes and we were not sure with no taxable income (we only have dues and then a few expenditures like insurance and flood plain report) so on 1120H we file 0 taxable income as we have no interest, therefore do we need to file 3m?
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