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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Effort to collect back taxes takes new tack in Gloucester Posted on Sep 24

On September 15, the Department of Revenue seized property at 116 East Main Street in Gloucester. On average, DOR seizes about 80 properties every year for failure to pay delinquent taxes. But this Gloucester seizure was different. The property, the Catfish Grill Inc. doing business   …Continue Reading Effort to collect back taxes takes new tack in Gloucester

Tax fraud hotline open for business Posted on Sep 11

A citizen recently emailed that he was unable to find a phone number or hot line on our web site at which he could report an incidence of tax fraud. Turns out, DOR has had two such numbers for quite a few years, but they   …Continue Reading Tax fraud hotline open for business

From the Taxpayer Advocate: Tax free cigarettes can be more expensive in the long run Posted on Sep 8

Consumers are always on the lookout for a good deal, and that is no less true of those who smoke. With many name brands now retailing in excess of $7 per pack, the lure of "tax free cigarettes" advertised on line or in print publications   …Continue Reading From the Taxpayer Advocate: Tax free cigarettes can be more expensive in the long run

Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit worth nearly $1,000 in Tax Year 2009 for eligible homeowners and renters Posted on Sep 2

The Department of Revenue has just released the annual update of the state's real estate tax credit for certain persons age 65 and older. It's worth checking out because it could deliver a significant tax break worth close to $1,000 to many eligible homeowners and renters in   …Continue Reading Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit worth nearly $1,000 in Tax Year 2009 for eligible homeowners and renters

DOR’s new video: Lt. Governor Murray on tax breaks for disabled veterans Posted on Sep 1

DOR’s new video: Lt. Governor Murray on tax breaks for disabled veterans

Posted by: Edward Peters, Director, Publishing and Media Services, Department of Revenue Lt. Governor Murray is a well-known advocate for Massachusetts veterans; that's why we were thrilled when he agreed to be in our latest video. It's a brief PSA alerting disabled vets that, under Massachusetts law,   …Continue Reading DOR’s new video: Lt. Governor Murray on tax breaks for disabled veterans