This tax season, it’s the rare filer who still fills out a paper form by hand. But not rare enough, in the view of the state Department of Revenue.
State tax collectors want to gently shove that remaining 6 percent of pencil-and-paper-loving taxpayers from the 20th century into the electronic age. “My goal is to have nobody file on paper,” said Department of Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter. For starters, the agency hopes to stop automatically mailing blank tax forms to paper filers as early as next year. Paper hold-outs would have to make a special request, or download forms from the agency’s website.
Former Senator Scott Brown said today he is joining the Boston law firm of Nixon Peabody, where he will focus on matters relating to the financial services industry and commercial real estate. Brown, who lost his seat to Elizabeth Warren last year, will work out of the firm’s Boston office, according to a press release from Nixon Peabody. Though he will be leaning heavily on his Washington contacts to drum up business for the firm, he will not be a lobbyist, according to Nixon Peabody officials.
The state Department of Public Utilities, which has balked at demanding disclosure of Northeast Utilities chief executive Thomas J. May’s full 2012 earnings, recently ordered another major utility to completely report the details of its top executives’ salaries, bonuses, and other compensation.