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What Is Corporate Excise Tax? Posted on Jan 29

What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Corporate excise tax 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 fiscal year, corporate excise tax payments can be filed online through WebFile for Business. While electronic   …Continue Reading What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Get Ready for Tax Season Posted on Jan 20

Get Ready for Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, and that can mean stress for Massachusetts residents and workers who don’t have the documents they need to file returns and payments by the April 15, 2015 deadline. While the Department of Revenue (DOR) encourages online filing of Massachusetts state   …Continue Reading Get Ready for Tax Season

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. Like a property tax, which pays for services in the city or town in which   …Continue Reading What Is the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax?

Sharpen Your Personal Finance Skills at The Money Conference Posted on May 9

Join the Office of Massachusetts State Treasurer and the Massachusetts Financial Literacy Trust Fund on May 17 to learn how to improve your personal finances and become financially empowered. The Money Conference is a free, one-day event to help individuals and families build their financial   …Continue Reading Sharpen Your Personal Finance Skills at The Money Conference

Unclaimed Money and Property – How to Get What’s Yours Posted on Apr 17

Unclaimed Money and Property – How to Get What’s Yours

If the Commonwealth or a private business owes you money and you do not claim it after three years, then it is considered to be unclaimed property. Currently, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Treasury is holding more than $2.4 billion in unclaimed property. Unclaimed property can   …Continue Reading Unclaimed Money and Property – How to Get What’s Yours

11 Steps to Starting a Business in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 18

11 Steps to Starting a Business in Massachusetts

Owning a business is the dream of many Americans and starting that business converts their dream into reality. While it requires patience and lots of hard work, most small business owners are exhilarated by the ability to work for themselves and do something they love.   …Continue Reading 11 Steps to Starting a Business in Massachusetts

Tax Season is Here Posted on Jan 21

Tax Season is Here

Doing your taxes can be difficult, but having the forms you need at your fingertips can make it a bit easier. Massachusetts state income taxes for 2013 are due on April 15, 2014, so it’s important to get all your necessary documentation together. To facilitate filing   …Continue Reading Tax Season is Here

College Tips for Students and Families: Applying to College and for Financial Aid Posted on Sep 19

College Tips for Students and Families: Applying to College and for Financial Aid

With the rising costs of higher education, earning a college degree and getting a good job after graduating can seem daunting. To help residents achieve this goal, Massachusetts provides information and resources to guide students and their families through the process of applying to college   …Continue Reading College Tips for Students and Families: Applying to College and for Financial Aid