Post Content

The local option meals tax of .75 percent has now delivered $11.31 million in revenue to the 78 cities and towns that have adopted it (as of May 3, 2010).

For a list of those 78 communities, click here. (Communities are added to this list as they notify DOR of acceptance of the local option.)

For a map of those communities, click here.

And for a table on the amount distributed, click here.

In general, the amounts collected and distributed back to cities and towns are roughly in line with estimates DOR released last year after the local option was approved. Those estimates were based on the most recently available U.S. Census data and were just that, estimates.

The estimates did not reflect seasonal variation. It is entirely possible that some communities will see far more revenue from the local option meals tax when the weather is better and there is more dining on the part of tourists, for instance.   

Written By:

Recent Posts

The Top Ten Benefits of “MassTaxConnect” for Business Taxpayers posted on Jul 30

The Top Ten Benefits of “MassTaxConnect” for Business Taxpayers

Getting to know DOR’s New, Modernized Filing System As you may have heard, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue is revamping the way the business taxpayers can file taxes in the Commonwealth.  This new filing system, MassTaxConnect, offers taxpayers a state-of-the-art tax administration system that will   …Continue Reading The Top Ten Benefits of “MassTaxConnect” for Business Taxpayers

Prep Early for Next Tax Season posted on May 20

Filing season is finally over and we know the last thing on your mind is next tax season. But did you know that if given more prep time, you could be saving yourself lots of stress and time? Start planning for next tax season now   …Continue Reading Prep Early for Next Tax Season

DOR’s Participation in the Family Court Workshops posted on Apr 22

Once a month, the Department of Revenue’s Child Support Enforcement (CSE) lawyers and staff volunteer to be a part of the Family Court Workshops for Mothers and Fathers at the Suffolk County Probate & Family Court in Boston. The workshops, a joint venture between community   …Continue Reading DOR’s Participation in the Family Court Workshops