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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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.