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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sales tax holiday set for August 13-14; Governor will sign Posted on Jul 29

Taking quick action, the Legislature has approved a bill authorizing a sales tax holiday for the weekend of August 13-14. The Governor's office has already said he will sign the bill, probably early next week. The terms and conditions for the holiday will be identical to those   …Continue Reading Sales tax holiday set for August 13-14; Governor will sign

Sales tax holiday likely this summer; stay tuned for details Posted on Jul 20

The Boston Herald reports today that legislative leadership and the governor are on board for a two-day sales tax holiday that will likely take place, as have previous holidays, on an August weekend, with a date not certain as yet. Last year's two-day August sales   …Continue Reading Sales tax holiday likely this summer; stay tuned for details

DOR meeting with tax practitioners in Worcester on July 27 Posted on Jul 15

DOR's Office of the Taxpayer Advocate and Problem Resolution Office will meet with tax practitioners from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the DOR Worcester office at 67 Millbrook Street, Suite 310. No registration is required, but those who plan to   …Continue Reading DOR meeting with tax practitioners in Worcester on July 27

Retailers may advertise they are paying the sales tax Posted on Jul 7

It is not uncommon these days to hear retailers advertising sales in which they proclaim that they will pay the sales tax. Up until a change enacted last August, such a proclamation was against state law. However, as a result of Chapter 31 of the   …Continue Reading Retailers may advertise they are paying the sales tax

Meals tax delivers $70.5 million to 146 cities and towns Posted on Jul 6

As of today, 146 communities (about 42 percent of the Commonwealth's 351 cities and towns) have collected $70.5 million over the past two fiscal years from the .75 percent local option meals tax. The Division of Local Services Municipal Data Bank has the complete list   …Continue Reading Meals tax delivers $70.5 million to 146 cities and towns