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Monthly Archives: January 2012

City and Town examines MASSPCSO sham transaction case Posted on Jan 20

Division of Local Services attorney James Crowley has written a very clear and compelling story on a complicated tax case for the latest edition of City and Town , the free DLS publication emailed biweekly to thousands of local officials across the Commonwealth. Aptly titled   …Continue Reading City and Town examines MASSPCSO sham transaction case

DOR to hold 14 meetings on Sr. Circuit Breaker Tax Credit Posted on Jan 17

Brian Lynch of DOR's Office of Advocacy, Training and Communication begins a two-month series of presentations on the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit starting tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Wellesley at the Council on Aging, 219 Washington St. DOR's web homepage has a complete list of Brian's tour,   …Continue Reading DOR to hold 14 meetings on Sr. Circuit Breaker Tax Credit

Boston Globe weighs in on bundled cell phones Posted on Jan 12

The Boston Globe today took its turn today at examining the sales tax policy governing bundled cell phone transactions. Reporter Michael Farrell's story is a fair recitation of the history of the policy. Farrell noted that one wireless seller, Sprint, is paying the difference in sales tax between   …Continue Reading Boston Globe weighs in on bundled cell phones

Income tax estimated payments come up short in December Posted on Jan 5

DOR released today the December revenue report and the story is all about income tax cash estimated payments, or the lack thereof. December's collection of $1.969 billion was $87 million less than projected, due almost entirely to a $93 million shortfall in income tax cash   …Continue Reading Income tax estimated payments come up short in December

2011 sales tax holiday saved consumers estimated $20.98M Posted on Jan 4

DOR has released its final report on the 2011 sales tax holiday weekend that occurred on August 13-14, estimating that the amount of sales tax revenue foregone was approximately $20.98 million, exceeding the estimate of $19.9 million from the 2010 sales tax holiday weekend. Last summer,   …Continue Reading 2011 sales tax holiday saved consumers estimated $20.98M