Comptroller Fiscal Year Memo Letter Head

August 28, 2012

Amy A. Pitter, Commissioner
Department of Revenue
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114 

Dear Commissioner Pitter: 

The purpose of this letter is to certify certain State Tax Revenues for fiscal year 2012.  Kindly rely upon this information as you make subsequent reports to the Office of the State Auditor to comply with the requirements of Section 5 Chapter 62F, MGL.

Attachment A represents the official books of the Commonwealth statewide.  The current reconciliation of detail between the Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System (MMARS) and the department of Revenue Masstax System indicates that the systems are in balance.

At a later date, you may notice a variance in the amount reported for deeds tax revenue in the Commonwealth’s financial reports (statutory basis).  This is attributed to reporting of these taxes on an accrual basis in these reports.   Please note the amounts specified in this certification do not include accrual.

In closing, the cooperative efforts of staff from the Department of Revenue, the Office of the State Auditor, the Office of the State Treasurer and Receiver General and the Office of the Comptroller have yielded excellent results.  Strict observation to Comptroller’s year end closing instructions allowed for the accurate and timely certification of FY2012 Tax Revenues.  I express my appreciation to all staff that participated in this project.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you need additional information.


Martin J. Benison


Attachment xls format of State Tax Revenue FY2012 Attch

Suzanne Bump, State Auditor                
Steven Grossman, State Treasurer and Receiver General                
Jay Gonzalez, Secretary for Administration and Finance