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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    MA Legislature Designates August 17th/18th as Sales Tax Holiday Weekend  The MA Legislature last week took action to designate August 17th and 18th of this year as the 2019 Sales Tax Holiday weekend.  Now an annual event, no sales tax is to be charged on non-business purchases made on that weekend of single items priced $2500 or less, with certain exemptions.  Included as part of last year’s ...read more
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    Monday, June 17, 2019
          PFML NEWSNotice to Massachusetts Employers   The Massachusetts Legislature and the Baker-Polito Administration have enacted legislation to delay the start of employer and employee contributions to the Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML) by three months to October 1, 2019.   This ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Public Policy, Business Information, Community News
    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019Governor Baker, Senate President Spilka, House Speaker DeLeo Issue Joint Statement on Paid Family and Medical Leave Delay  BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo issued a joint statement affirming their shared commitment to enact legislation making several changes to the state’s Paid Family and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    How the Sharing Economy affects your TaxesIf you've ever used--or provided services for--Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, or Etsy, then you're a member of the sharing economy and it could affect your taxes.   Featured Articles for June 2019  Filing an Amended Tax Return: What you need to Know Have you filed your federal tax return and then discovered a mistake? You might need to file an amended tax ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Public Policy, Business Information, Community News
    Thursday, May 30, 2019
        Hello -- I am writing to invite you to my constituent town meeting to be held at the Damon Building (McCarthy-Towne and Merriam Schools) at 11 Charter Road in Acton, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will give me an opportunity to update you all on my work so far in Washington, and to hear from you.I hope you'll be able to join me on June 15th in Acton to discuss how I ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    Information relative to the Ayer Rail Trail Commuter Parking and Access Improvement Project On April 29, 2019 construction will commence on the Ayer Rail Trail Commuter Parking and Access Improvement Project. As a result, the Ayer Rail Trail Parking Lot will be closed for construction from April 29, 2019 through December 31, 2019. This project has been in the making for over 20 years and we are ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member, Public Policy
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