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Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 22

Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts

When you file your Massachusetts taxes this year, don’t forget about property taxes. Property taxes are filed and collected through the town or city where your property is located, not through the state government. The Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Massachusetts Court System provide information on who’s required   …Continue Reading Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts

Opioid Misuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know Posted on Mar 15

The number of annual deaths related to opioid use in Massachusetts more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2015, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH). Parents should be aware that young people are at high risk of becoming involved in this fatal epidemic. According to DPH and   …Continue Reading Opioid Misuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know

5 Women Who Shaped Massachusetts Politics Posted on Mar 1

5 Women Who Shaped Massachusetts Politics

March is Women’s History Month — what better time to celebrate women who have shaped Massachusetts politics? From the first women elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives to the first female senator to represent the state in Washington, D.C., Bay State women have been shaping the   …Continue Reading 5 Women Who Shaped Massachusetts Politics

How To Legally Change Your Name in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 15

How To Legally Change Your Name in Massachusetts

Everyone has the right to legally change their name, as long as the request is not inconsistent with the public interest. When you change your name as an adult, you’ll need to go through a court proceeding. If the court allows your petition, you will receive   …Continue Reading How To Legally Change Your Name in Massachusetts

Prepare for Tax Season 2017 Posted on Jan 25

Prepare for Tax Season 2017

It may feel like the new year just started, but tax season is already well underway. With a bit of preparation, you can keep cool and calm as the April 18 tax deadline approaches. Find out how to get ready for tax season, and learn   …Continue Reading Prepare for Tax Season 2017

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is Feb. 21, 2017 Posted on Nov 17

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is Feb. 21, 2017

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Human Resources Division. The Human Resources Division (HRD) of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance (ANF) is currently accepting applications for the 2017 police officer civil service exam. If you want to become a municipal   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is Feb. 21, 2017

Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 2: Changing the Terms of an Arrangement and Enforcement Posted on Oct 26

Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 2: Changing the Terms of an Arrangement and Enforcement

The first part of this child support series focused on how to arrange a child support order and how to make and receive payments in Massachusetts. However, in some cases, you may need to change or enforce your order. The Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division (DOR/CSE)    …Continue Reading Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 2: Changing the Terms of an Arrangement and Enforcement

Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 1: Getting an Order and Managing Payments Posted on Oct 19

Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 1: Getting an Order and Managing Payments

Creating a child support plan is a top concern for most separated or divorced parents in Massachusetts. Figuring out your child support responsibilities and learning how the payment process works can help you create a plan that is best for your child. The Department of Revenue   …Continue Reading Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 1: Getting an Order and Managing Payments

Massachusetts Voting and Election Information Posted on Sep 13

Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

Election Day is a time to make your voice heard in state and national politics. On Nov. 8, Bay State voters will cast their ballots for president, vice president, and U.S. representatives. Voters will also elect representatives in state and local government and weigh in   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

Make a Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month Posted on Sep 1

Make a Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Disasters can happen at any time. Over the last several years, Massachusetts has experienced tropical storms, tornadoes, blizzards, power outages, water system failures, and an act of terrorism. To prepare for disasters, the   …Continue Reading Make a Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month