Short-Term Rental Compromise Bill

The legislature has sent a compromise bill, H.4841, “An Act Regulating and Insuring Short-Term Rentals” to the governor’s desk. This bill would tax and regulate the short-term rental hosts and hosting platforms, such as AirBnB. The bill establishes a tax on short-term rentals, that is nearly the same as the tax on traditional accommodations like […]

Upcoming vote on tax proposal

This spring, the legislature will consider a voter initiative to raise the income tax on people earning over one million dollars. A hearing is scheduled on Tuesday, 1/19, from 10:30 AM-1:00 PM in room B-1 in the State House. I am fully committed to vote to put the proposal on the ballot and ultimately, you the voters will decide its fate. I’m very interested in your thoughts.

As vote looms, concern raised over tax holiday

The Boston Globe reports on the upcoming vote on the sales tax holiday that, “a growing chorus of legislators and budget watchdogs from across the political spectrum is voicing sharp skepticism about the summer sales tax holiday, a decadelong Massachusetts tradition popular with consumers.” Senator Brownsberger plans to vote against the holiday and is quoted as saying on his website, “[h]olidays are festive and I am not by nature a grinch.”