Massachusetts Department of Revenue http://wamc.org en Massachusetts Urged To Crackdown On Illegal Tobacco http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-urged-crackdown-illegal-tobacco <p>Black market tobacco is big business in Massachusetts. Stricter enforcement and tougher penalties are needed to discourage illegal cigarette smuggling. &nbsp;Those are the key findings of the nine-member Illegal Tobacco Commission, which was created last year by the state Legislature to look at the problem and recently issued a final report.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Massachusetts revenue commissioner Amy Pitter, who chaired the Illegal Tobacco Commission.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 85256 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Urged To Crackdown On Illegal Tobacco Tax Return Season Begins http://wamc.org/post/tax-return-season-begins <p>The IRS has delayed the opening of the 2013 federal tax filing season until this Wednesday, January 30.&nbsp; The Massachusetts Department of Revenue is already accepting state returns. The D-O-R kicked off the tax return season with a new one stop web page.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the Massachusetts Revenue Commissioner, Amy Pitter.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 56643 at http://wamc.org Tax Return Season Begins