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What Is Prescription Advantage? Posted on Feb 4

What Is Prescription Advantage?

Massachusetts residents who are elderly or living with disabilities can get supplemental assistance through Prescription Advantage to help pay for prescription drugs without insurance. Prescription Advantage is a prescription drug assistance program run by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). How Can Prescription Advantage   …Continue Reading What Is Prescription Advantage?

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

Massachusetts Voting and Election Information Posted on Oct 10

Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

The Nov. 4 state elections are fast approaching, and if you are registered for voting in Massachusetts, you are eligible to take part. Voters will elect new constitutional officers; including governor, senator in congress, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, representative in congress, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

Welfare/Social Services Assistance in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 23

Welfare/Social Services Assistance in Massachusetts

Across the state, Massachusetts offers a wealth of resources for families and individuals who have fallen on hard times. From child advocacy to transitional assistance, state agency welfare and social services provide assistance and support for those in need. Department of Children and Families The   …Continue Reading Welfare/Social Services Assistance in Massachusetts

How-To: Legal Name Changes in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 9

How-To: Legal Name Changes in Massachusetts

Everyone has the right to change their name legally as long as it is not done for fraudulent or illegal purposes. In order to legally change your name in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you will need to go through a court name change proceeding. Here   …Continue Reading How-To: Legal Name Changes in Massachusetts

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

Public Purchasers Can Learn to Buy Through the Commonwealth at the 2014 MASSbuys EXPO Posted on Mar 11

Public Purchasers Can Learn to Buy Through the Commonwealth at the 2014 MASSbuys EXPO

Public purchasers and procurement officials can learn how to save time and money by purchasing through Statewide and Departmental Contract vendors at the annual MASSbuys EXPO, to be held May 1 at the DCU Center in Worcester. The Commonwealth’s largest Business to Government (B2G) event,   …Continue Reading Public Purchasers Can Learn to Buy Through the Commonwealth at the 2014 MASSbuys EXPO

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

How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round Posted on Nov 8

How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round

November 11 is Veterans Day – a day to honor the men and women who have served bravely on behalf of our nation. It’s a time to celebrate their commitment, their selfless service, and the sacrifices they have made so all Americans can enjoy freedom.   …Continue Reading How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round