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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Most recent word on bundled cell phone transactions Posted on Aug 31

As readers of this blog know — or will know if you scroll down through the list of recent blog entries — DOR has spent some time trying to explain the rather arcane, even for tax law, body of regulation governing bundled cell phone transactions.   …Continue Reading Most recent word on bundled cell phone transactions

DOR assists AG’s office in getting guilty plea in cigarette sales tax case Posted on Aug 17

DOR's Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) is credited with a big assist from the Attorney General's Office in yesterday's announcement of a guilty plea in an Attleboro cigarette sales tax case. Vinitaben Patel, 31, of Carver, plead guilty yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court to the charge of Aiding and Assisting in   …Continue Reading DOR assists AG’s office in getting guilty plea in cigarette sales tax case

DOR’s Multistate Clearinghouse wins honorable mention Posted on Aug 15

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Multistate Clearinghouse Project has just received one of 10 honorable mentions for “Outstanding Information Technology Achievement in Government” in 2011 from Government Computer News magazine. "DOR is committed to using technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness in tax collection," said   …Continue Reading DOR’s Multistate Clearinghouse wins honorable mention

Answers to two commonly asked questions about the sales tax holiday weekend Posted on Aug 11

If history is any guide, reporters will be calling DOR next week asking how much retail activity the sales tax holiday will have generated on the weekend of Aug. 13-14. This is a question DOR will not be able to definitively answer, ever, because of   …Continue Reading Answers to two commonly asked questions about the sales tax holiday weekend

Sales tax holiday set for Aug. 13 and 14 Posted on Aug 9

Gov. Deval Patrick on August 1 signed legislation enacting a sales tax holiday in Massachusetts for the weekend of August 13 and 14. DOR has published its Technical Information Release outlining the rules governing this holiday. They are the same as in previous sales tax   …Continue Reading Sales tax holiday set for Aug. 13 and 14