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Category Archives: Taxes

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

DLS and DOER Partner to Shine Light on Solar Assessment Posted on Mar 8

DLS and DOER Partner to Shine Light on Solar Assessment

Nearly 300 public and private sector attendees participated in three workshops last week to learn about valuation of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for the purpose of taxation or for negotiating a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement. Sponsored jointly by DOR’s Division of Local   …Continue Reading DLS and DOER Partner to Shine Light on Solar Assessment