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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 Massachusetts state tax deadline. (The federal filing deadline is   …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

The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative Posted on Nov 5

The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative

In January 2015, Governor Charlie Baker established the Community Compact Cabinet in order to strengthen partnerships between the administration and municipalities. Since then, municipalities like Worcester, Acton, West Springfield, Attleboro, Adams, and Newburyport have joined the program, with more than 40 community compacts signed altogether,   …Continue Reading The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative

Understanding Consumer Protection Law in Massachusetts Posted on Oct 20

Understanding Consumer Protection Law in Massachusetts

Have you ever been overcharged at a store? Has a business ever used misleading advertising to trick you into buying certain items? Were you unable to return a purchase or use a warranty? Often, customers don’t know that a business is taking advantage of them   …Continue Reading Understanding Consumer Protection Law in Massachusetts

The Basics of MassTaxConnect Posted on Oct 15

The Basics of MassTaxConnect

The Department of Revenue (DOR) is rolling out a new tax filing system, MassTaxConnect, which replaced the current WebFile for Business system on Nov. 30, 2015, and will replace the individual tax income service, WebFile for Income, in 2017. The service had previously been available for   …Continue Reading The Basics of MassTaxConnect

Opioid Abuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know Posted on Sep 22

The number of annual deaths related to opioid use in Massachusetts increased dramatically between 2000 and 2014, 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. Data provided   …Continue Reading Opioid Abuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know

Make a Plan to Be Prepared for Emergencies Posted on Sep 16

Make a Plan to Be Prepared for Emergencies

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 promote the importance of   …Continue Reading Make a Plan to Be Prepared for Emergencies

Veterans’ Services and Advocacy for Women in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 25

Veterans’ Services and Advocacy for Women in Massachusetts

The Commonwealth’s official heroine, Deborah Sampson, fought with courage in the Revolutionary War under a man’s name and was later given the first military pension ever awarded to a woman. Massachusetts celebrates and supports women all year through services for female veterans and advocacy for   …Continue Reading Veterans’ Services and Advocacy for Women in Massachusetts