Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Keenan also has a meeting on March 28 at Quincy City Hall.
Wednesday, March 27
BCAM TV will cover this event live tonight from Town Hall at 7 p.m. on the government channel. Sen. John F. Keenan is holding a series of Town Hall Forums to discuss with local residents tax proposals being considered by the legislature for 2014. Tonight, Wednesday, March 27, he will be at Braintree Town Hall from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sen. Keenan will provide information on revenue and spending packages under consideration for funding transportation, education and other investments, and answer any questions the public may have. Residents are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts and concerns. Residents unable to attend a session in their own community are welcome to attend one of the other scheduled sessions throughout Senator Keenan’s…
Friday, December 14, 2012
A study finds that Bay Staters will pay more if the child and college tuition tax credits expire.
More than half a million Massachusetts families will pay more in taxes if the federal government doesn't reach an agreement on the tax code by the end of the year, a study reported in the Boston Globe found. The child tax credit is set to expire if Congress doesn't reach a deal. The tax credit affects 562,000 lower- and middle-class familes, currently saving each about $1,000 a year. Another group of tax credits set to expire includes college tuition credits, an increase that would affect 217,000 families, according to the story. Small businesses would be affected if the federal government falls off the "fiscal cliff," too. If no deal is brokered, next year these businesses will only be able to claim $25,000 in deductions on new …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Town Council also approved the appropriation of extra money from the state and honored a Braintree American Little League team on Thursday.
Braintree residents delinquent in paying their taxes will see a $25 charge this year, up from $5 in years past. The change was made official on Thursday night by the Town Council, who approved the idea of the increase during the fiscal year 2013 budget process in the spring, but failed to vote for it specifically. Since the fiscal year began in July, the town has been holding off on sending out payment demand notices, Chief of Staff and Operations Peter Morin said. This has provided an extra grace period, he said, for those who have been late in paying various taxes, including vehicle, property and trash bills. The amount that Braintree collects from late payers has decreased recently, from $47,200 in FY2009 to $36,585 in FY2011, according…
Monday, April 2, 2012
The contest closes at 9 a.m. on Friday!
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Saturday, March 10, 2012
QCAP is encouraging residents, including Canton residents, to register for the free tax services through April 14.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
With a few weeks remaining for Braintree residents to file income tax returns, Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc., is reminding residents to not wait until the deadline to take advantage of its free tax preparation services. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program - which provides low-income taxpayers with free tax counseling and tax return preparation – is offered Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Saturday, April 14. Funded by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, QCAP’s VITA program is a free service that utilizes IRS-certified volunteers to help residents prepare their federal and Massachusetts tax returns. The goal is to ensure residents receive all of the tax …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
304 Group was created last fall in Braintree by local lawyers and partners in a tax firm, and offers services ranging from help with IRS audits to divorce counsel.
Recently, Braintree tax lawyer John Mullaney was working with a doctor from Massachusetts, providing him with specialized advice wrought from his experience as an IRS agent. The doctor mentioned to Mullaney a couple of colleagues from Georgia and Tennessee who needed help preparing their taxes. Up until last year, Mullaney might have called around to look for a firm to help the out-of-state doctors. Now, though, all he had to do was shout across the hall. One of Mullaney's partners in a new venture in Braintree called 304 Group is Jim Henderson, co-owner of the tax planning and preparation firm TaxSense. Henderson's company, which also has offices in Norwood, Plymouth and Dorchester, had the right software and took on the referrals. "We …