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Monthly Archives: February 2010

New from City and Town: The Local Officials Directory Five Years Later Posted on Feb 25

In this new article posted in City and Town, Dave Davies, Local Services’ Director of Information Technology, looks back on how communication and reporting between state and local government has changed over the past five years. The change from paper to pc, which began with   …Continue Reading New from City and Town: The Local Officials Directory Five Years Later

All but two software vendors for corporate tax forms ok’ed Posted on Feb 23

All but two software vendors for corporate tax forms ok’ed

Posted by: Robert Bliss, Director of Communication, Department of Revenue Delays by software vendors in finalizing Massachusetts corporate tax forms have caused problems for corporate tax filers, but the situation seems to have eased. The Department of Revenue has been working with these software vendors   …Continue Reading All but two software vendors for corporate tax forms ok’ed

New from City and Town: Ski Crash Wins Silver for Teacher-Chaperone Posted on Feb 19

In this new article posted in City and Town, James Crowley, Esq, of the Bureau of Municipal Finance Law writes about a recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in which the court ruled that a teacher injured while chaperoning students on a school sponsored ski trip   …Continue Reading New from City and Town: Ski Crash Wins Silver for Teacher-Chaperone

Filing season underway; $222.9 million in refunds issued Posted on Feb 12

Filing season underway; $222.9 million in refunds issued

Posted by: Robert Bliss, Director of Communication, Department of Revenue Filing season is well underway, with 560,627 returns processed as of February 12. As of this time last year, DOR had processed 518,031 returns, so there has been an 8 percent increase. DOR expects to   …Continue Reading Filing season underway; $222.9 million in refunds issued

New City and Town article: Farmland Valuation in Massachusetts under Chapter 61A Posted on Feb 11

(Editor's note. Massachusetts has a rich history of farming as well as an active agricultural economy. Accurate valuation of  farmland is thus an important concern for communities that have developed and want to sustain agricultural economies.)   Written by Daniel Lass, Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst   …Continue Reading New City and Town article: Farmland Valuation in Massachusetts under Chapter 61A

January revenues tell a few different stories Posted on Feb 8

January revenues tell a few different stories

Posted by: Robert Bliss, Director of Communication, Department of Revenue The Department of Revenue released its monthly revenue report for January on Feb. 3 and, so far, most of the attention the report has received has focused on collections from the sales tax on beer, wine   …Continue Reading January revenues tell a few different stories

New City and Town article now available: Governor’s Budget for FY2011 Supports Cities and Towns Posted on Feb 4

New City and Town article now available: Governor’s Budget for FY2011 Supports Cities and Towns

Posted by: Robert G. Nunes, Deputy Commissioner of Revenue & Director of Municipal Affairs, Department of Revenue    Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed FY2011 budget has spared cities and towns a reduction in local aid, news which has heartened local officials. Click here to read the full story.