Boston, Massachusetts Tax Attorneys

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Tax Lawyers in Boston

To pay for general services like police, schools, firefighters, libraries, and hospitals, the government of Boston, Massachusetts collects taxes.

In Boston, Massachusetts, there are various different sources of tax revenue. Irrespective of the source, however, taxes are always levied in amounts decided by the relevant laws. Usually, taxes are calculated as a percentage of something, such as income or home value. Sometimes, however, they are simply collected as a flat fee (usually in exchange for a license or permit).

Residents of Boston are legally obligated to pay their taxes. Failure to do so can result in civil penalties, criminal fines, and even imprisonment.

Sources of Tax Dollars in Boston, Massachusetts

Taxes can come from a wide number of sources in Boston, Massachusetts, such as sales tax, administrative/licensing fees, and tolls.

Sales Tax: A sales tax in Boston is a surcharge added to the price of most goods that are sold by retailers to the general public. The government of further imposes a sales tax, which must be paid in addition to the local tax. Typically, local sales taxes are less than one percent, while state sales taxes are in the 5% range.

Licensing Fees: Boston issues licenses that are required to legally engage in certain activities. Most often, the purpose of these licenses is to raise revenue in the form of fees, making them comparable to taxes. One of the most common is the business license, which most businesses must obtain before operating.

Bridge/Road Tolls: Many larger cities in the U.S. charge tolls to enter the city via main highways or bridges. This amounts to a tax paid for the privilege of entering Boston if it has such toll roads. Besides being a basic source of revenue, these tolls require visitors to the city, who will have many city services available to them while they visit, to pay at least some contribution to these services.

How Can a Boston, Massachusetts Tax Attorney Help?

In Boston, Massachusetts, many different laws and regulations govern taxes, making the theoretically simple task of determining one's tax liability pretty difficult. On top of that, there are many different breaks and exemptions that apply to specific types of groups and individuals, further complicating things.

If you have any legal issues with your taxes, you should seek legal advice from a competent and reputable tax attorney in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Life in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts is known as the "Capital of New England" because it acts as the center of business, art, food, and culture. Bostonians comprise the 10th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Boston is home to a number of historical attractions like the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and the American Revolution museums that offer about billion in revenue for the city.

Furthermore, tourists flock to visit Boston and its colleges: Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts University, UMass Boston, and many other business, music, and pharmaceutical institutions of higher learning. Students offer roughly .8 billion to the economy. With so many students, Boston naturally is home to some of the top firms in technology and biotechnology. The city boasts the highest amount of annual funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Boston is home to some outstanding New England based lawyers and law firms. Bostonians are subject to the area's high cost of living making the legal problems of the community somewhat unique. Violent crime has been on the decline since the Boston Police Department and United States Attorney and District Attorney started a crime and gang prevention campaign. Most Boston residents use the Suffolk County courts.

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