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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Individual Mandate Penalties for 2013 Posted on Aug 7

Individual Mandate Penalties for 2013

Technical Information Release 13-9 Each year the Department of Revenue issues an updated penalty schedule for individuals who fail to comply with the requirements under the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act. DOR has announced this year’s penalty schedule applicable only to adults who are deemed   …Continue Reading Individual Mandate Penalties for 2013

Cigarette Tax History Posted on Aug 6

Cigarette Tax History

Curious about the history of cigarette taxes in Massachusetts? Click the graph above for cigarette revenue collections and tax increases over the past seven fiscal years. You will notice the last increase took place July 1st, 2008. Now in July 2013, another one dollar increase is in   …Continue Reading Cigarette Tax History

A Personal Perspective on Administering Cigarette Taxes Posted on Aug 2

A Personal Perspective on Administering Cigarette Taxes

  When Carmine Santoro started working at DOR in 1974, the state tax on a pack of cigarettes was 16 cents.  Eight tax hikes later, retailers and suppliers must now collect $3.51 a pack and file monthly tax returns to the state. Santoro has helped   …Continue Reading A Personal Perspective on Administering Cigarette Taxes