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.
DOR Joins Forces with Others to Fight Tax Fraud posted on Nov 25
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) continues to be serious about combating tax and identity fraud. Not only have we continuously redoubled our anti-fraud efforts, we have in the past welcomed every opportunity to join forces with others to fight the ever-growing issues of identity …Continue Reading DOR Joins Forces with Others to Fight Tax Fraud
Tax Practitioners Report in on Sneak Preview of MassTaxConnect posted on Nov 24
On November 30th, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) will release MassTaxConnect, the next generation tax system, to business and corporate taxpayers. The new filing system will replace WebFile for Business. In anticipation of the launch, DOR invited tax practitioners to preview MassTaxConnect and weigh …Continue Reading Tax Practitioners Report in on Sneak Preview of MassTaxConnect
MassTaxConnect: A Big Win for Small Businesses in the Commonwealth posted on Nov 23
Small businesses are the lifeblood of a healthy economy. That’s true nationally, and that’s certainly true here in Massachusetts. With the advent of DOR’s newest electronic filing system, MassTaxConnect, life is about to get a whole lot easier for many companies across the Commonwealth. Currently, …Continue Reading MassTaxConnect: A Big Win for Small Businesses in the Commonwealth