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.
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