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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Communities adopting local option meals tax tops 100 Posted on May 26

As of May 26, 103 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts have adopted the .75 percent local option meals tax. For a list of those communities and when the adoption vote took place, click here. The rate of adoption has been fairly steady   …Continue Reading Communities adopting local option meals tax tops 100

Business tax amnesty ends June 1 Posted on May 19

The amnesty program for those taxpayers with existing business tax liabilities is nearing the end of its run, with about $10 million received from about 4,500 taxpayers. The amnesty began April 1 shortly after the mailing about 36,000 amnesty tax bills and will end June   …Continue Reading Business tax amnesty ends June 1

Cigarette tax revenue up, sales down Posted on May 14

Cigarette tax revenue up, sales down

Posted by: Robert Bliss, Director of Communication, Department of Revenue It has been nearly two years since the state excise tax on cigarettes increased by $1 to $2.51 per pack, or $25.10 per carton. Since then, the amount of tax collected has gone up while   …Continue Reading Cigarette tax revenue up, sales down

DLS study highlights issues in police regionalization Posted on May 14

The Department of Revenue's Division of Local Services has recently completed an evaluation of the feasibility of sharing police and communications/dispatch in the towns of Ashby and Townsend. The report is highlighted in this week's electronic edition of the DLS newsletter City and Town.  While the report specifically addresses   …Continue Reading DLS study highlights issues in police regionalization

April not necessarily the cruelest month for revenues Posted on May 6

April not necessarily the cruelest month for revenues

Posted by: Robert Bliss, Director of Communication, Department of Revenue April is normally one of the biggest tax collection months of the year, but not when the filing deadline is extended to May 11, as is the case this year due to flooding sustained in   …Continue Reading April not necessarily the cruelest month for revenues

Get your mom a tax break for Mother’s Day Posted on May 6

Due to widespread flooding in Massachusetts in March, state and federal tax filing deadlines were extended to Tuesday, May 11. For those who have not filed their taxes — and it looks like tens of thousands of taxpayers have taken advantage of the extension and   …Continue Reading Get your mom a tax break for Mother’s Day

Local option meals tax has generated $11.3 million Posted on May 3

The local option meals tax of .75 percent has now delivered $11.31 million in revenue to the 78 cities and towns that have adopted it (as of May 3, 2010). For a list of those 78 communities, click here. (Communities are added to this list   …Continue Reading Local option meals tax has generated $11.3 million