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Get Your Money Back, Massachusetts! Posted on Mar 27

Get Your Money Back, Massachusetts!

Whether it’s a few dollars in your coat pocket or change in an old piggy bank, everyone loves finding forgotten money. The Commonwealth is currently holding more than $2.4 billion in unclaimed property, and according to the Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Division, under the Office of   …Continue Reading Get Your Money Back, Massachusetts!

Celebrate Women’s History Month in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 20

Celebrate Women’s History Month in Massachusetts

The birthplace of pioneering women’s rights advocates Abigail Adams and Susan B. Anthony, humanitarian Clara Barton, and famed poet Emily Dickinson, Massachusetts has no shortage of women deserving of spirited celebration in March during Women’s History Month. But while there are plenty of Commonwealth women in   …Continue Reading Celebrate Women’s History Month in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015 Posted on Mar 4

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Human Resources Division A career as a police officer in Massachusetts is both demanding and extremely rewarding. Police officers in Massachusetts work to uphold the law and keep our communities safe by protecting life, property, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015

What Is Prescription Advantage? Posted on Feb 4

What Is Prescription Advantage?

Massachusetts residents who are elderly or living with disabilities can get supplemental assistance through Prescription Advantage to help pay for prescription drugs without insurance. Prescription Advantage is a prescription drug assistance program run by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). How Can Prescription Advantage   …Continue Reading What Is Prescription Advantage?

What Is Corporate Excise Tax? Posted on Jan 29

What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Corporate excise tax applies to all corporations operating in Massachusetts, both foreign and domestic. Due on the 15th day of the third month after the close of the corporation’s fiscal year, corporate excise tax payments can be filed online through WebFile for Business. While electronic   …Continue Reading What Is Corporate Excise Tax?

Get Ready for Tax Season Posted on Jan 20

Get Ready for Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, and that can mean stress for Massachusetts residents and workers who don’t have the documents they need to file returns and payments by the April 15, 2015 deadline. While the Department of Revenue (DOR) encourages online filing of Massachusetts state   …Continue Reading Get Ready for Tax Season

Massachusetts Voting and Election Information Posted on Oct 10

Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

The Nov. 4 state elections are fast approaching, and if you are registered for voting in Massachusetts, you are eligible to take part. Voters will elect new constitutional officers; including governor, senator in congress, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, representative in congress, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

Welfare/Social Services Assistance in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 23

Welfare/Social Services Assistance in Massachusetts

Across the state, Massachusetts offers a wealth of resources for families and individuals who have fallen on hard times. From child advocacy to transitional assistance, state agency welfare and social services provide assistance and support for those in need. Department of Children and Families The   …Continue Reading Welfare/Social Services Assistance in Massachusetts

How-To: Legal Name Changes in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 9

How-To: Legal Name Changes in Massachusetts

Everyone has the right to change their name legally as long as it is not done for fraudulent or illegal purposes. In order to legally change your name in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you will need to go through a court name change proceeding. Here   …Continue Reading How-To: Legal Name Changes in Massachusetts

Sharpen Your Personal Finance Skills at The Money Conference Posted on May 9

Join the Office of Massachusetts State Treasurer and the Massachusetts Financial Literacy Trust Fund on May 17 to learn how to improve your personal finances and become financially empowered. The Money Conference is a free, one-day event to help individuals and families build their financial   …Continue Reading Sharpen Your Personal Finance Skills at The Money Conference