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New tax in taxachusetts

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9 hours ago, FishermanTim said:

Which "new" tax are you referring to?

We're being driven back to the state of Taxachusetts again!

They brag about all the new housing being built in the city, but hate to mention that there is NO parking available and Mass Transit is about as reliable as a Kennedy as designated driver at an open bar!

I believe that this is a new gas tax. They are getting rid of " Massachusetts Automatic Gas Tax Increase Repeal Initiative" which was approved on ballot. We need a ballot requirement that a gas card would provide an annual statement, so you can enter these taxes as part of your other taxes.

And a cap on percentages taxed. The reason is to fund all the disconnected "mass transit" efforts in state that don't go anywhere.

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18 mins ago, Eagles Dare said:

 

They can apply for a waiver if they already have an existing plan that equals or exceeds the state's. I've actually gotten a few solicitations from insurance companies that will sign us up for a qualifying plan at supposedly comparable rates. They're pushing the angle of not having to pay in for 2 years without any benefits.  

Can I apply for a waiver, because I don’t want to pay for other peoples’ long term disability/pregnancies?

 

I don’t understand why anyone would be able to apply for a waiver. Why should I have to pay for others and Steve shouldn’t? I’m more than satisfied with my own disability coverage. 

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20 mins ago, gray gables said:

1.1 to be exact. Anything over you pay on the whole amount not just the overage. My grandmothers stuff was all in a trust for over 30 yrs. It’s taken over a year to get her estate settled. 

 yes...one million..one dollar over your sunk.....land rich..money poor here....under a mill probate/no trust maybe 9 months...lots of assets up to 2 years to settle if the irs gets involved.

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4 mins ago, JTR said:

Can I apply for a waiver, because I don’t want to pay for other peoples’ long term disability/pregnancies?

 

That's not very socialist of you.  

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then the state wants their tax money before anything is handed over to any family member...state get theirs first before anyone else..nothing but money grabbers.

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We need a ballot question restricting state agencies to the fees collected from the end user. An unlimited $84 month pass on T is dirt cheap if you have access. It should be $840.

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5 mins ago, capesams said:

then the state wants their tax money before anything is handed over to any family member...state get theirs first before anyone else..nothing but money grabbers.

Yes they do. Basically my mom and her siblings lost 20k each. My grandmother is probably rolling in her grave. I blame the financial lady for this. My mom wanted to gift more money to get that amount down, she advised against it. 

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2 hours ago, Steve in Mass said:

Government has no business being in the education business, so moot point.

 

As to the PFML goes, this one especially pissses me off as I gained NOTHING from it, my employer already provided all the benefits that it does, but now I have to pay the 0.75% anyway, as do they. And from what I understand, the benefits don;t even start until 2013. How can you be forced to pay a tax for something that you won't even be eligible for for over a year? :squid::mad:

 

I disagree. One of the governments biggest responsibilities is making sure everyone receives a good education, but this is becoming a side topic

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14 hours ago, gray gables said:

Don’t forget about the inheritance tax you have to pay on any estate worth over 1.2 million. 

MA has no inheritance tax.  MA does have an estate tax. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Eagles Dare said:

 

They can apply for a waiver if they already have an existing plan that equals or exceeds the state's. I've actually gotten a few solicitations from insurance companies that will sign us up for a qualifying plan at supposedly comparable rates. They're pushing the angle of not having to pay in for 2 years without any benefits.  

I know this but they are not....it may be the extended family leave they offer is not quite up to what the state wants. But I have no "family" (that would qualify), so I get screwed. In fact. the amount of family leave my employer offers would cover what "family" I have, but the state won't.

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31 mins ago, yemista said:

I disagree. One of the governments biggest responsibilities is making sure everyone receives a good education, but this is becoming a side topic

Yes, off track, but the only legitimate function of government is to prevent, rectify, and punish the initiation of force by a person or group of persons against another person or group of persons. Anything else, they have no legitimate function doing.

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1 min ago, gray gables said:

Whatever, same thing if you ask me. 

 

Estate tax is different from the inheritance tax which is paid by the deceased person's heirs after they receive their inheritance..

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43 mins ago, Steve in Mass said:

Yes, off track, but the only legitimate function of government is to prevent, rectify, and punish the initiation of force by a person or group of persons against another person or group of persons. Anything else, they have no legitimate function doing.

Think you are still living in the 1800's?

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