As of May 26, 103 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts have adopted the .75 percent local option meals tax.
For a list of those communities and when the adoption vote took place, click here.
The rate of adoption has been fairly steady since the Legislature approved the option last summer. The first deadline for enrollment was Aug. 31 of last year, with a new deadline taking place every three months thereafter, and the next deadline falling on May 31.
Communities that adopt by May 31 will be eligible to begin collection on July 1.
Some $11.3 million has already been returned to cities and towns who have approved the local option and been in the program long enough to receive a quarterly revenue distribution.
MA Filing Extension to April 18th Announced posted on Apr 15
The Department of Revenue’s WebFile tool, which allows individuals to electronically file state personal income tax returns, has experienced delays due to heavy volume over the past few days. DOR is actively working to resolve this issue, and has extended the deadline for taxpayers to …Continue Reading MA Filing Extension to April 18th Announced
WARNING: Tax Lien Notices NOT issued by DOR Making the Rounds posted on Mar 13
Here’s another unfortunate addition to the list of financial things to protect yourself from. DOR has learned that letters of questionable origin are being sent to taxpayers with outstanding tax liens. Although these notices show amounts from actual tax liens, they are not from the Massachusetts …Continue Reading WARNING: Tax Lien Notices NOT issued by DOR Making the Rounds
Don’t Let a Hacker Steal YOUR Refund posted on Mar 11
There are some rabbit holes you definitely don’t want to fall down during tax season. One such hole, and an increasingly-common nightmarish scenario, is finding out your tax refund has been stolen. In a recent article, Allison Martin of Money Talk News was the bearer …Continue Reading Don’t Let a Hacker Steal YOUR Refund