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2012

 


2011 

  • October 2011 pdf format of 2011_15B.pdf Additional State Aid Affecting FY12 Municipal Budgets
  • September 2011 pdf format of Course 101 Registration - Course 101-Training Program for Assessors - Bulletin 2011-14B
  • September 2011 pdf format of 2011_13B.pdf - Sewer Rate Relief Fund - FY2012 - Bulletin 2011-13B
  • August 2011 pdf format of 2011_12B.pdf - Hurricane Damage - Bulletin 2011-12B Financing Emergency Expenses
  • August 2011 pdf format of 2011_11B.pdf - Municipal Law Seminar - Bulletin 2011-11B
  • August 2011 pdf format of 2011_10B.pdf - Exemption Applications - Bulletin 2011-10B
  • June 2011 pdf format of 2011_09B.pdf - Tornado Damage - Bulletin 2011-09B Financing Emergency Expenses and Assessing Property Tax (Supersedes Bulletin 2011-07B)
  • June 2011 pdf format of 2011_08B.pdf - GASB 54 Fund Balance Account Crosswalk - Revised 6/27/2011 - Bulletin 2011-08B
  • June 2011 pdf format of 2011_07B.pdf - Tornado Damage - Bulletin 2011-07B (Superseded by Bulletin 2011-09B)
  • April 2011 pdf format of 2011-06b - New Officials Finance Forum - Bulletin 2011-06B
  • April 2011 pdf format of 2011_05B.pdf - Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) - Bulletin 2011-05B
  • March 2011 pdf format of 2011_04B.pdf - Summary of 2010 Municipal Finance Law Changes - Bulletin 2011-04B
  • March 2011 pdf format of 2011_03B.pdf - FY2012 Budget Issues and Procedures - Bulletin 2011-03B
  • March 2011 pdf format of 2011_02B.pdf - Local Option Personal Exemptions - Bulletin 2011-02B
  • February 2011 pdf format of 2011_01B.pdf - Course 101 - Training Program for Assessors - Bulletin 2011-01B

 

2010

  • November 2010 pdf format of 2010_08B.pdf - Revised Forms of List - Bulletin 2010-08B
  • September 2010 pdf format of 2010_07B.pdf - Training Program for Assessors - Bulletin 2010-07B
  • August 2010 pdf format of 2010_6B.pdf - "What's New in Municipal Law" Seminary - Bulletin 2010-06B
  • May 2010 pdf format of 2010_05B.pdf - Special Election Proceeds - Bulletin 2010-05B
  • May 2010 pdf format of 2010_04B.pdf - New Officials Finance Forum - Bulletin 2010-04B
  • March 2010 pdf format of 2010_03B.pdf - 2009 Legislation:Summary of 2009 Municipal Law Changes - Bulletin 2010-03B
  • March 2010 pdf format of 2010_02B.pdf - FY2011 Budget Issues and Procedures - Bulletin 2010-02B
  • January 2010 pdf format of 2010_01B.pdf - Spring Course 101 - Training Program for Assessors - Bulletin 2010-01B

 


2009

  • December 2009 pdf format of 2009_23B.pdf - Fiscal Year 2010 Tax Bill Mailing Extension and Options - Bulletin 2009-23B
  • September 2009 pdf format of 2009_22B.pdf - Summary of 2009 Municipal Finance Law Changes - Bulletin 2009-22B
  • September 2009 pdf format of 2009_21B.pdf - Training Program for Assessors - Bulletin 2009-21B
  • August 2009 pdf format of 2009_20B.pdf - Sewer Rate Relief Fund - FY2010 - Bulletin 2009-20B
  • August 2009 pdf format of 2009_19B.pdf - Veterans Exemptions, Bulletin 2009-19B
  • July 2009 pdf format of 2009_18B.pdf - Revised Abatement, Exemption and Deferral Applications and Certificates - Bulletin 2009-18B
  • July 2009 pdf format of 2009_17B.pdf - Use of Local Meals or Room Occupancy Excise Revenues in Fiscal Year 2010 Tax Rate - Bulletin 2009-17B
  • July 2009 pdf format of 2009_16b.pdf - "What's New in Municipal Law" Seminar - Bulletin 2009-16B
  • July 2009 pdf format of 2009_15B.pdf - New Local Meals Excise and Amended Local Room Occupancy Excise Rate - Bulletin 2009-15B
  • July 2009 pdf format of 2009_14B.pdf - Taxation of Poles and Wires on Public Ways - Bulletin 2009-14B
  • May 2009 pdf format of 2009_13B.pdf - Certain Accounting Entries and Required Supporting Form for Chapter 70 Aid Reduction and Stimulus Funding - Bulletin 2009-13B
  • May 2009 pdf format of 2009_12B.pdf - New Officials Finance Forum - Bulletin 2009-12B
  • April 2009 pdf format of 2009_11B.pdf - Sales Report Submissions - Bulletin 2009-11B
  • March 2009 pdf format of 2009_10B.pdf - FY2010 Budget Issues and Procedures - Bulletin 2009-10B
  • March 2009 pdf format of 2009_09B.pdf - Instrument of Taking - Bulletin 2009-09B
  • March 2009 pdf format of 2009_08B.pdf - Summary of 2008 Municipal Law Changes - Bulletin 2009-08B
  • February 2009 pdf format of 2009_07B.pdf - Farm Animal and Machinery Excise - Bulletin 2009-07B
  • February 2009 pdf format of 2009_06B.pdf - Training Program for Assessors - Bulletin 2009-06B
  • February 2009 pdf format of 2009_05B.pdf - Impact of FY09 Local Aid Reductions on Quarterly Distributions - Bulletin 2009-05B
  • January 2009 pdf format of 2009_04B.pdf - FY2009 Local Aid Cuts - Bulletin 2009-04B
  • January 2009 pdf format of 2009_03B.pdf - New Form of List for Mobile Wireless Telecommunications Companies - Bulletin 2009 -3B
  • January 2009 pdf format of 2009_02B.pdf - Revised Form of List - Bulletin 2009-2B
  • January 2009 pdf format of 2009_01B.pdf - Financing Ice Storm Damage Expenses - Bulletin 2009-1B



 




 


2008

  • November 2008 pdf format of 2008_13B.pdf - MTBE Litigation Settlement Proceeds - Bulletin 2008-13B
  • September 2008 pdf format of 2008_12B.pdf - Classified Forest, Farm and Recreational Land Forms - Bulletin 2008-12B
  • September 2008 pdf format of 2008_11B.pdf - Course 101 - Bulletin 2008-11B
  • August 2008 pdf format of 2008_10B.pdf - Application and Payment Due Dates on Non-business Days - Bulletin 2008-10B
  • August 2008 pdf format of 2008_09B.pdf - Setting Demand Charge For Delinquent Local Taxes - Bulletin 2008-09B
  • August 2008 pdf format of 2008_08B.pdf - Community Preservation Reporting Requirements - Bulletin 2008-08B
  • August 2008 pdf format of 2008_07B.pdf - Sewer Rate Relief Fund - FY2009 - Bulletin 2008-07B
  • July 2008 pdf format of 2008_06b.pdf - "What's New In Municipal Law" Seminar - Bulletin 2008-06B
  • March 2008 pdf format of 2008_05B.pdf - New Officials Finance Forum and Registration Form - Bulletin 2008-05B
  • March 2008 pdf format of 2008_04B.pdf - FY2009 Budget Issues and Procedures - Bulletin 2008-04B
  • March 2008 pdf format of 2008_03B.pdf - Assessment of Poles and Wires on Public Ways - Bulletin 2008-03B
  • February 2008 pdf format of 2008_02B.pdf - Summary of 2007 Municipal Finance Law Changes - Bulletin 2008-02B
  • January 2008 pdf format of 2008-01B.pdf - Course 101 Training for Assessors -Bulletin 2008-01B

 


2007

  • August 2007 pdf format of 2007_09B.pdf - Sewer Rate Relief Fund FY2008 - Bulletin 2007-09B
  • August 2007 pdf format of 2007_08B.pdf - Course 101 (Fall) - Bulletin 2007-08B
  • July 2007 pdf format of 2007_07B.pdf - Municipal Law Seminar - Bulletin 2007-07B
  • March 2007 pdf format of 2007_06B.pdf - New Officials Finance Forum - Bulletin 2007-06B
  • March 2007 pdf format of 2007_05b.pdf - FY2008 Budget Issues and Procedures - Bulletin 2007-05B
  • March 2007 pdf format of 2007_04B.pdf - Personal Exemption Application - Bulletin 2007-04B
  • March 2007 pdf format of 2007_03B.pdf - 2006 Legislation - Summary of 2006 Municipal Finance Law Changes - Bulletin 2007-03B
  • March 2007 pdf format of 2007_02B.pdf - Local Option Exemption For Research and Development - Bulletin 2007-02B
  • January 2007 pdf format of 2007_01b.pdf - Training Program For Assessor - Bulletin 2007-01B

 

2006

  • October 2006 pdf format of 2006_15B.pdf - Local Tax Exemptions for Veterans - Bulletin 2006-15B (supercedes Bulletin 2006-14B)
  • August 2006 pdf format of 2006_13b.pdf - Sewer Rate Relief Fund - FY2007 - Bulletin 2006-13B
  • August 2006 pdf format of 2006_12b.pdf - Realistic Planning for Recertification and Tax Rate Setting - Bulletin 2006-12B
  • August 2006 pdf format of 2006_11b.pdf - Registration for Fall 2006 Course 101 - Bulletin 2006-11B
  • July 2006 pdf format of 2006_10b.pdf - Municipal Law Seminar -Bulletin 2006-10B
  • July 2006 pdf format of 2006_09.pdf - New Growth - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers - FY06 & FY07 - Bulletin 2006-09B
  • May 2006 pdf format of 2006_08B.pdf - Flood Damage Costs - Bulletin 2006-08B
  • May 2006 pdf format of 2006_07B.pdf - Notification of Acceptance, MGL Chapter 32B, §18 - Bulletin 2006-07B
  • March 2006 pdf format of 2006_06b.pdf - New Officials Finance Forum - Bulletin 2006-06B
  • March 2006 pdf format of 2006_05b.pdf - Bureau of Accounts Annual Budget Bulletin -Bulletin 2006-05B
  • February 2006 pdf format of 2006_04B.pdf - Summary of 2005 Municipal Finance Law Changes - Bulletin 2006-04B
  • February 2006 pdf format of 2006_03B.pdf - Clause 41A Deferral Forms - Bulletin 2006-03B
  • February 2006 pdf format of 2006_02B.pdf - New Name for DLS Legal Bureau and Customer Service Procedures - Bulletin 2006-02B
  • January 2006 pdf format of 2006_1b.pdf - Course 101 Registration (Spring 2006) Course Outline pdf format of COURSE101outline.pdf - Bulletin 2006-01B

 

2005


2004


2003

  • December 2003 pdf format of 2003_22B.pdf - Revised Form of List
  • December 2003 pdf format of 2003_21B.pdf - Tax Classification and FY04 Tax Bills
  • October 2003 pdf format of 2003_19B.pdf - Deferral of Part of Pension Cost in FY04 and FY05
  • October 2003 pdf format of 2003_20B.pdf - Tax Rate Recapitulation Details Re: Premiums on Bonds or Notes
    Under Proposition 2 ½ Bulletin
  • August 2003 pdf format of 2003_18B.pdf - Summary of 2003 Municipal Finance Law Changes Bulletin
  • August 2003 pdf format of 2003_17B.pdf - Sewer Rate Relief Fund FY2004 Bulletin and Application
  • July 2003 pdf format of 2003_13B.pdf - Uniform Massachusetts Accounting System
  • July 2003 pdf format of 2003_14B.pdf - Fiscal Year 2004 Regional School District Assessments
  • June 2003 pdf format of 2003_12b.pdf - Municipal Readiness for E-Government
  • May 2003 pdf format of 2003_11B.pdf - Impact of Premiums on Notes or Bonds on Levy Limits Under Proposition 2 and 1/2
  • April 2003 pdf format of 2003_010B.pdf - Federal and State Assistance - February 2003 Snow Removal Costs - Bulletin 2003-10B
  • April 2003 pdf format of 2003_09B.pdf - Dissemination of DLS Publications by E-Mail - Bulletin 2003-09B
  • March 2003 pdf format of 2003_06B.pdf - Fiscal Year 2004 Regional School Budget - Bulletin 2003-06B
  • February 2003 pdf format of 2003_04B.pdf - Community Preservation Fund - Bulletin 2003-04B
  • February 2003 pdf format of 2003_03b.pdf - Impact of FY03 Local Aid Reductions on Quarterly Distributions - Bulletin 2003-03B
  • January 2003 pdf format of 2003_02B.pdf - Fiscal Year 2003 Local Aid Reduction - Bulletin 2003-02B
  • January 2003 pdf format of 2003_01B.pdf - FY03 Special Education Costs - Bulletin 2003-01B

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2002

  • November 2002 pdf format of 2002_16B.pdf - Classification Codes - Exempt State Owned Properties - Bulletin 2002-16b
  • November 2002 pdf format of 2002_15b.pdf - FY04 Changes to Cherry Sheet Assessments - Bulletin 2002-15b
  • September 2002 pdf format of 2002_12B.pdf - Community Preservation Act - Bulletin 2002-12b
  • April 2002 pdf format of 2002_07B.pdf -Technical Correction to IGR 02-206 Bulletin - Bulletin 2002-7b
  • March 2002 pdf format of 2002_04B.pdf - Financial Management of Regional Schools - Bulletin 2002-4b
  • January 2002 pdf format of 2002_02B.pdf - Senior Circuit Breaker Income Tax Credit - Bulletin 2002-2b
  • January 2002 pdf format of 2002_01B.pdf - New Hire and Wage Reporting - Bulletin 2002-1b

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2001

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2000

  • December 2000 pdf format of 2000-16b.PDF - Community Preservation Fund
  • December 2000 pdf format of bul2000_15b.PDF - Filing Deadlines for Abatement Applications and Payment Due Dates on Tax Bills
  • August 2000 pdf format of 2000-13b.pdf - Exemptions for Small Personal Property Accounts and Surviving Spouses of Disabled Veterans
  • May 2000 pdf format of appropriations.PDF - Contingent Appropriations
  • May 2000 pdf format of questions.PDF - Proposition 2 and 1/2 Ballot Questions

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1999

  • May 1999 pdf format of BRWNFLD.PDF - "Brownfields" Tax Agreements
  • April 1999 pdf format of BULLAPFA.PDF - Appraisal Programs for Assessors
  • March 1999 pdf format of BULLPADD.PDF - Payments and Applications Due on Non business Days
  • March 1999 pdf format of BULLREVB.PDF - Revised Brochure
  • February 1999 pdf format of BULL98LC.PDF - Summary of 1998 Municipal Finance Law Changes
  • January 1999 pdf format of BULLTAXT.PDF - Budgeting for Expense of Tax Titles and Foreclosures

 

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1998

 

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1997

  • December 1997 pdf format of BULLTCSR.PDF - DOR Release on Tax Credit for Septic System Repairs
  • September 1997 pdf format of LOTTBUL2.PDF - Additional Lottery Aid and other Issues Affecting FY98 Budgets
  • August 1997 pdf format of BULL5BLP.PDF - Title 5 - Bank Loan Program and State Income Tax Credit
  • August 1997 pdf format of BULL5LPA.PDF - Title 5 Betterment Loan Program - Accounting
  • August 1997 pdf format of SEWER98.PDF - Sewer Rate Relief Fund - FY98
  • June 1997 pdf format of BULL3ABC.PDF - Form 3ABC - Clause 3 Charitable Exemptions
  • February 1997 pdf format of 96FINAL.PDF - Municipal Finance Law Changes
  • January 1997 pdf format of HOUSENTS.PDF - State House Notes - Registration Delivery

 

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