got to love Mass government??????

Doug MacIVER Posted By Doug MacIVER, Jan 19, 2019 at 8:11 AM

  1. Doug MacIVER

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    The Gov announces need to increase taxes! The target,Real estate excise currently at $4.56/1000. Grab it and use the convenient excuse for the times? They have moved a little on sport bets after watching millions cross the state line to Rhodey? Wait for it, study in the making! Full employment here in Mass with it's increase in tax collection means nothing. http://www.lowellsun.com/opinion/ci_32339810/that-tiny-reduction-state-tax-speaks-volumes
     
  2. PaulOinMA

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    This actually came up on the screen when I was using TurboTax …

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  3. PaulOinMA

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    If you have trouble reading that …

    Alternate 5.85% Tax Rate

    The Massachusetts Department of revenue offers a voluntary tax rate on 5.35% income. The voluntary rate is 5.85%.

    Do you wish to pay this higher rate of tax?

    Note: The new tax rate is strictly voluntary and will increase your tax. Most people answer "No "here.

    Yes No
     
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  4. Doug MacIVER

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    Even our great Congressional delegates ignore that page My guess not one of them paid the voluntary rate! >>
     
  5. Doug MacIVER

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  6. velvetfoot

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    Marijuana to the rescue?
     
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  7. Doug MacIVER

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    Spent that the day after the bill was filed! That bill was passed June 21, 2017? The first shop opened for Thanksgiving last fall ! No road tax yet on electric cars? My guess, there won't be.
     
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  8. EatenByLimestone

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    I really hope all those who want to raise taxes on everybody else choose to volunteer more of their income.
     
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  9. Doug MacIVER

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    The great Commonwealth of Mass. headed to be the first state to restart a sugar tx?
     
  10. EatenByLimestone

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  11. greg13

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    As bad as NY and king "anything for a buck" Andrew. Lets make pot legal, sports betting, and prostitution is being talked about.
    How many bookies LOOSE money? the state run off track betting does. The new casinos (State licenced) are loosing money. Maybe the state needs to rethink ways to make money. How about cookie sales?
     
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    Taking cookie sales away from the Girl Scouts! Right up Cuomo's ally.
     
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  13. Ashful

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    I don’t know if Einstein said that, but Reagan said this:

     
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  14. Doug MacIVER

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    while our elected officials work hard at coming up with new ways to grab$$$$$$$$$$, the working folk and businesses continue to fork it over.
    https://www.capecod.com/newscenter/tax-revenues-up/
    and as the article states, " it is in line with predictions". short for , "all spent, we're gonna need more!"
     
  15. saewoody

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    I feel all the same pain. It’s certainly no better here in CT. They constantly find news way to collect money, but never seem to find ways to slow the spending.


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  16. Doug MacIVER

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    Let's see if I can get this one correct. Mass has new regs for renewing our drivers license. Proof name is going to be fun for the female residents married more than once. ? Proof of name, let's use someone I'm familiar with, my wife. In reverse order, our marriage cert 1999(ok), her divorce 1996(looking for decree), 1st husbands death cert from 1976( looking). Just one person's needs, I'm sure others will have a more complicated situations! A friend made three trips before she got it right for Mass. officials?
    from the renewal site."
    Lawful presence (1 document)
    • If your name differs on the lawful presence document, you must also provide proof of the legal name change
    Wonder how immigrants legal or otherwise get theirs?

    Guess the gals should stay with their birth name

    here is the complete needs, https://www.dmv.org/ma-massachusetts/renew-license.php Please note these directions do not include names change instructions. Explains friend's need for more than one trip?
     
  17. EatenByLimestone

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    Bet it's real fun if the birth certificate is foreign. My wife was born in Saigon. It can't be read, the calender used is different, city changed name and I suppose you could say the country may not have existed during the worker's lifetime unless they are in their 40s.
     
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  18. Renovationman

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    Up here they want to take sex off the birth certificate.
     
  19. paulnlee

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    Just go in, say "no hablo ingles" and you'll be out in minutes with your license.
     
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  20. greg13

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    And here in NY they want to give licences to illegals, I just don't get it!

    I just went through a day long ordeal to renew my CDL to an enhanced. had to get a birth cert. copy and 2 proofs of residency (mail from the DMV does not count).
     
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    What is a proof of residency? Is it something like a fishing or hunting license?
     
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  22. Doug MacIVER

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    1 document proving your MA residency, such as:
    • Any RMV-issued document.
    • A mortgage or lease document dated within 60 days.
    • Federal-, state-, or municipal-issued documents such as first-class mail.
    • A utility bill, credit card statement, or medical statement dated within 60 days
    can't but only wonder what your wife would go through here ? can only add that if you do not produce the stuff they ask, no lic>!?!
     
  23. greg13

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    You should only need to go through all of the hoops to obtain a real ID or enhanced licence. You would not have the need for them if you have a US passport. To fly ANY flight next year you will need a real ID or passport.
     
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  24. Doug MacIVER

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    Good ole Mass, passport is but one of the things you can use, all the other stuff needed. Plus the mentioned name change stuff. In general a real pain in the?
     
  25. greg13

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    Damn terrorists, shot them all!
     
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