July 10, 2014
The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association and the NJ Division of Taxation negotiated a voluntary compliance initiative starting on July 14, 2014. The program will run to August 28, 2014 and offers PMTA members the opportunity to voluntary come forward to register their business and file appropriate taxes in New Jersey. The benefit of taking part in this program is that the taxpayer will be eligible for the favorable terms that are offered under the Voluntary Disclosure Program. These include relief from the late filing and lay payment penalties as well as a general look-back period of four years (three prior years and the current year.) The program also provides that no enforcement action will be taken by the NJ investigators should the taxpayer be uncovered while conducting compliance initiatives at weigh stations or checkpoints.
The general guidelines to be eligible for the Voluntary Disclosure Program are as follows:
- No previous contact with the taxpayer by the division or any of its agents;
- Taxpayer is not registered for the taxes they wish to come forward on
- Taxpayer is not currently under any criminal investigation
- Taxpayer must be willing to pay outstanding tax liabilities and file the prior year returns within a reasonable period.
To read more about this program, click here: NJ Division of Taxation details the simple steps you will have to take to become part of the program in this document.