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DCAMM Contractor Certification — Now Online! Posted on Mar 29

DCAMM Contractor Certification — Now Online!

This is a guest blog post from the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). As part of Governor Baker’s commitment to make doing business in the Commonwealth easier, DCAMM has launched a new online certification process, making it faster and more convenient to   …Continue Reading DCAMM Contractor Certification — Now Online!

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety Posted on Mar 24

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

If you work in Massachusetts, you have the right to fair wages, a safe workplace, and workers’ compensation. The Workers’ Rights blog series will cover these rights and more for workers across the state. The first part of the series will discuss workplace safety.      …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 17

Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts

While filing your Massachusetts taxes this year, don’t forget about property taxes. The Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Massachusetts Court System provide information on who’s required to pay property taxes and where to file them. Do I Need to Pay Property Taxes? If you   …Continue Reading Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts

5 Women Who Changed Massachusetts Politics Posted on Mar 10

5 Women Who Changed Massachusetts Politics

March is Women’s History Month — what better time to celebrate women who have shaped Massachusetts politics? The Executive Office of Administration and Finance (ANF), the State Library of Massachusetts, and the History, Art & Archives website of the U.S. House of Representatives share information   …Continue Reading 5 Women Who Changed Massachusetts Politics

The Massachusetts State Supplement Program Posted on Feb 25

The Massachusetts State Supplement Program

If you are over 65, are blind, or have a disability, you may be eligible to receive benefits through the Massachusetts State Supplement Program (SSP). SSP helps qualified residents pay for basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. You can find out more about the program, your   …Continue Reading The Massachusetts State Supplement Program

The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 23

The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts

Each year, many people help pave state highways, renovate public buildings, and complete various public works projects across the Commonwealth. The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts helps ensure that professionals doing public work are paid properly. The Department of Labor Standards (DLS), within the Executive   …Continue Reading The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts

Prepare for Tax Season 2016 Posted on Jan 19

Prepare for Tax Season 2016

It may feel like the new year just started, but tax season is already well underway. With a bit of knowledge and preparation, you can keep cool and calm as you prepare for the April 19 tax deadline. (The federal filing deadline is April 18   …Continue Reading Prepare for Tax Season 2016

Education Benefits for Massachusetts Veterans Posted on Jan 5

Education Benefits for Massachusetts Veterans

Readjusting to civilian life can pose many challenges for returning veterans — including deciding what to do next. If you have served our country in the armed forces, the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) and the Department of Higher Education (DHE) provide information on many   …Continue Reading Education Benefits for Massachusetts Veterans

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam Posted on Dec 1

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

This is a guest blog post from the Civil Service Unit. Firefighters are some of Massachusetts’ most dedicated, hardworking civil servants. If you think you would thrive in a physically challenging job that involves operating heavy hose lines and pumps, maintaining equipment, putting out fires,   …Continue Reading Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect Posted on Nov 12

Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect

This is a guest blog post from the Department of Revenue (DOR). Please note — WebFile for Business will be unavailable from Nov. 21–30 to allow for account transfers to MassTaxConnect. Visit DOR’s website to find out what to do during Thanksgiving week. The Department of Revenue   …Continue Reading Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect