got to love Mass government??????

Doug MacIVER

Minister of Fire
Nov 21, 2012
1,020
se mass
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
 

PaulOinMA

Feeling the Heat
Oct 20, 2018
369
MA
This actually came up on the screen when I was using TurboTax …

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PaulOinMA

Feeling the Heat
Oct 20, 2018
369
MA
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
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
7,041
Schenectady, NY
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

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

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
7,041
Schenectady, NY
 

greg13

Minister of Fire
Jan 5, 2012
903
CNY
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?
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
7,041
Schenectady, NY
Taking cookie sales away from the Girl Scouts! Right up Cuomo's ally.
 

saewoody

Feeling the Heat
Feb 15, 2017
456
CT
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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Doug MacIVER

Minister of Fire
Nov 21, 2012
1,020
se mass
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?
 
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EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
7,041
Schenectady, NY
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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greg13

Minister of Fire
Jan 5, 2012
903
CNY
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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EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
7,041
Schenectady, NY
What is a proof of residency? Is it something like a fishing or hunting license?
 

Doug MacIVER

Minister of Fire
Nov 21, 2012
1,020
se mass
What is a proof of residency? Is it something like a fishing or hunting license?
from Mass drv
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>!?!
 

greg13

Minister of Fire
Jan 5, 2012
903
CNY
from Mass drv
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>!?!
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.
 

Doug MacIVER

Minister of Fire
Nov 21, 2012
1,020
se mass
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.
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?
 

greg13

Minister of Fire
Jan 5, 2012
903
CNY
Damn terrorists, shot them all!
 
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