tax collection http://wamc.org en Massachusetts Tax Collections Below Benchmarks http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-tax-collections-below-benchmarks <p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts tax collections in October were $48 million below the same month a year ago, and missed official benchmarks for the fourth consecutive month in this fiscal year.&nbsp;</p><p>State Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter said Monday that Massachusetts appears to be seeing a slowdown in the pace of recovery from the recession.</p><p>The state collected slightly above $1.4 billion in taxes last month, down 3.3 percent from October 2011.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 51377 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Tax Collections Below Benchmarks