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Monthly Archives: January 2015

What Is Corporate Excise Tax? Posted on Jan 29

What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Corporate excise tax generally applies to all corporations operating in Massachusetts, both foreign and domestic. Due on the 15th day of the third month after the close of the corporation’s taxable year, which can be either the calendar or fiscal year, corporate excise tax payments can   …Continue Reading What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Apprenticeship Program Posted on Jan 22

Apprenticeship Program

Through the Massachusetts Apprenticeship Program, workers have the opportunity to receive paid on-the-job training in combination with related in-class coaching. The program is administered by the Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS), an agency under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD). About the   …Continue Reading Apprenticeship Program

Get Ready for Tax Season Posted on Jan 20

Get Ready for Tax Season

Please note: This is last year’s tax season blog. Some material may be out of date. Read our 2016 tax season blog for current forms and information. Tax season is upon us, and that can mean stress for Massachusetts residents and workers who don’t have the   …Continue Reading Get Ready for Tax Season

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Posted on Jan 16

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the Civil Rights Movement through nonviolent acts of protest and helped end legal segregation of African American citizens.   …Continue Reading Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Six Facts About Radon, the Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers Posted on Jan 15

Six Facts About Radon, the Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

You don’t have to smoke or be exposed to second-hand smoke to get lung cancer. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is responsible for an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year. Nearly 1 in 4 homes in Massachusetts may have what the EPA considers to   …Continue Reading Six Facts About Radon, the Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

What Is the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax? Posted on Jan 14

Whether your car’s a clunker or an optimally engineered driving machine, it’s subject to the annual Motor Vehicle Excise Tax collected by the assessor’s office in your city or town. Trailers and some other types of vehicles are also subject to the tax. Like a   …Continue Reading What Is the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax?

Get Involved: Become a Mentor in Massachusetts Posted on Jan 8

Who molded you into the person you are today? Think back to high school or your first job: Did someone guide and support you when you faced difficult choices or challenges? Whether acknowledged or not, the difference makers in your life were your mentors. From   …Continue Reading Get Involved: Become a Mentor in Massachusetts