Mass. Won't Require Breaking Down Online, In-Store Sales

By James Nani | Law360, September 29, 2021

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue on Wednesday said that after pushback from vendors it won't implement a requirement next year that sales and use tax filers have to break down their online versus in-store sales.

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Debate about future of small biz funding in Mass. gets wrapped up in sales tax fight

By Jon Chesto | Boston Globe, November 18, 2020

Legislature plans change to when taxes need to be remitted to the state, providing a onetime boost to state budget.

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Solve state funding woes by collecting taxes already paid

By Robert J Cordy | Boston Herald, August 13, 2020

As Massachusetts analysts take stock of economic toll of coronavirus, report makes case for Baker’s sales tax modernization proposal

By Steph Solis | Mass Live, June 10, 2020

A report published Tuesday makes the case for implementing sale tax changes laid out in the governor’s fiscal 2021 budget proposal — filed long before COVID-19 preoccupied state officials — to help drive revenue to state coffers faster during the pandemic.

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Bring sales tax collection into the 21st century

Speeding up collections is a painless way to raise new revenue.

By The Boston Globe Editorial Board, Updated January 29, 2020

The dirty little secret of sales tax collection in this state is that large-scale businesses get to hold on to that revenue long enough to make quite a nice side-profit collecting interest on what they call the “float” — akin to what bookies call the “vigorish.”

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Development Watch: 24-26 Drydock Ave

By Maureen Dahill | Caught In Southie, January 24, 2020

Looks like Cronin Group will be leasing a parcel of land at 24-26 Drydock Ave. in the Raymond Flynn Industrial Park to develop a five-story commercial building. The Cronin Group beat out plenty of other developers for this $81 million project.

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Beyond restaurants: Jon Cronin scores victories at City Hall, State House in new ventures

By Jon Chesto | Boston Globe, January 23, 2020

Cronin Group built its reputation around a restaurant empire, and then residential development in South Boston. But Jon Cronin’s eponymous Boston company just scored a pair of victories that have little to do with either of those core business lines.

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Speeding up sales tax collections isn’t a dead issue, after all

By Jon Chesto | Boston Globe, October 1, 2020

Accelerated sales tax collection isn't a dead issue on Beacon Hill, after all.

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One way to raise revenue: crack down on tax cheats

By The Boston Globe Editorial Board, August 28, 2019

There was a time when cheating the government on sales or meals taxes was a low-tech operation. It was no mystery why the local pizza joint had two cash registers — one whose receipts got reported, one not so much.

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Experts recommend measures for state to track, collect revenue

By MARY MARKOS | Boston Herald, UPDATED: June 15, 2019

As state lawmakers advance the millionaire tax in a call for more funding, experts are offering solutions to recover about a third of the almost $3 billion in revenue that has gone uncollected over the years.

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Conn.'s Proposal For Automatic Sales Tax Payments Sparks Battle

By Matthew Nesto | Law360 Tax Authority, May 24, 2019

A Connecticut legislative proposal that would require all businesses to automatically remit sales tax payments to the state has sparked controversy...

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Despite Sales Tax Tech Potential, Opposition Remains Fierce

By Philip Rosenstein | Law360 Tax Authority, June 13, 2018

Even though there is potential to capture billions of dollars in sales tax lost through fraud, states remain slow to implement real-time sales tax collection regimes as retailers unite against these programs.

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Serent Capital Invests in USATestprep, a Leading Provider of K-12 Curriculum and Assessment Solutions

San Francisco, CA - March 16, 2018 - Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in fast-growing software and services businesses, has made a growth investment in USATestprep, a leading provider of state-aligned curriculum content and assessment software to K-12 schools nationwide.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and King-Devick Technologies Partner to Bring New Program to Improve Oral Reading Fluency and Comprehension Scores to Students, Grades 1-4

King-Devick Reading Acceleration Program, to be distributed by HMH, introduces innovative, validated technology to classrooms to raise reading scores and narrow achievement gap

BOSTON, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has partnered with King-Devick technologies, inc. to bring the King-Devick Reading Acceleration Program (K-D RAP), a new, proven-effective approach to strengthening literacy skills by teaching the physical act of reading, to students in elementary classrooms. HMH will market, sell and distribute K-D RAP to schools nationwide, while King-Devick technologies' (KDT) specialists will provide educators with product training and technical support.

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