The new Community Comparison Report is up and running, drawing on 65 data elements currently found in the Municipal Data Bank.
The beauty of this application is that users can customize their search using a dozen search criteria.
Let's say you are interested in the average property tax paid in communities of between 5,000 and 10,000 people.
The Community Comparison Report almost instantly will deliver the data which you can then export into an Excel Spreadsheet.
The application is an easy-to-use means of extracting comparative municipal finance and demographic data for multiple communities, which eliminates the often frustrating exercise of opening numerous spreadsheets and sorting, cutting and pasting data from each into a single spreadsheet.
The latest edition of City and Town has more information on the new application and why it will make data searching easier.
Commute to work on the T, Commuter Rail or Turnpike? You may be eligible for a Massachusetts Commuter Deduction on your tax return! posted on Jul 16
The Commuter Deduction was enacted by the Legislature to cover specific commuter expenses. To help understand the deduction, the Department of Revenue’s DOR University has released an e-learning module explaining what qualifies for a deduction, real-life examples and how you can claim your commuter deduction …Continue Reading Commute to work on the T, Commuter Rail or Turnpike? You may be eligible for a Massachusetts Commuter Deduction on your tax return!
DOR Offers FREE E-Learning Course on Fraternal Organization Tax Responsibilities posted on Jul 9
Help get the word out! The Department of Revenue’s online DOR University has recently developed a new free e-learning course on the tax responsibilities of fraternal organizations. Fraternal organizations are considered a type of Chapter 180 Corporation, which are formed for charitable or other purposes. …Continue Reading DOR Offers FREE E-Learning Course on Fraternal Organization Tax Responsibilities
New Boat Owners: Don’t Get Landlocked This July 4th Weekend! posted on Jun 25
This is traditionally one of the busiest periods of the summer at DOR offices as new boat owners come in to pay sales taxes on their boats or other recreational vehicles, so they can enjoy the holiday weekend on the water. So, want to …Continue Reading New Boat Owners: Don’t Get Landlocked This July 4th Weekend!