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Monthly Archives: August 2010

AARP Tax-Aide looking for volunteers Posted on Aug 30

Last year, some 24,000 older, low- and middle-income Massachusetts taxpayers received assistance and tax preparation from the nation's largest, free tax assistance program, AARP Tax-Aide. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue is proud to partner with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the federal   …Continue Reading AARP Tax-Aide looking for volunteers

IRS strikes blow against refund anticipation loans Posted on Aug 23

IRS strikes blow against refund anticipation loans

Posted by: Robert Bliss, Director of Communication, Department of Revenue In what is widely viewed as a blow against refund anticipation loans, the Internal Revenue Service announced earlier this month it would end in the coming tax season its policy of releasing information about back taxes   …Continue Reading IRS strikes blow against refund anticipation loans

Average single-family home property tax increase of 3.3 percent lowest in a decade Posted on Aug 13

City and Town, the weekly on-line newsletter of the Department of Revenue's Division of Local Services, has just published a well-researched and quite comprehensive article on average single-family property tax bills for FY10. In a nutshell, the article concludes that "the weighted average tax bill increased   …Continue Reading Average single-family home property tax increase of 3.3 percent lowest in a decade

Gov. Patrick signs sales tax holiday law for August 14-15 Posted on Aug 5

A sales tax holiday is on tap for the weekend of August 14-15 now that Gov. Deval Patrick has signed an Economic Development bill that includes a provision for the sales tax holiday. The rules of the road for this holiday are virtually the same   …Continue Reading Gov. Patrick signs sales tax holiday law for August 14-15

July gets new fiscal year off to a healthy start Posted on Aug 4

The Department of Revenue today reported that the monthly revenue collection for July came in at $1.353 billion, an increase of $103 million over July of a year ago, representing an 8.2 percent increase and exceeding the montly benchmark by $79 million. July is a   …Continue Reading July gets new fiscal year off to a healthy start