Winter is Coming… Learn How to Save on Your Energy Bills

October 24th, 2023 8:30 am - 9:00 am 

RAM and NFIB/MA are co-hosting a free virtual event on how small business owners can take steps to increase energy efficiency and reduce their expenses.

Learn from energy experts about the programs and benefits available to small employers to help lower energy bills including:

  • Mass Save is offering new incentives on energy efficiency measures that will make members’ facilities more comfortable and save them money
  • Common measures, including insulation, weatherstripping, and air sealing, can be installed by professional contractors after a simple, free audit
  • Special incentives are offered to customers who rent their space from a landlord

This event is FREE! However, advanced registration is required. 
Topic: Energy Costs
When: Tuesday, October 24th | 8:30 - 9:00 am EDT
Where: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Click here to Register.


RAMAES Keynote Speaker:

Eliot Tatelman, Jordan's Furniture


RAM’s 105th Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15th, at The Conference Center at Bentley University.  The Board of Directors meeting begins promptly at 9:00 AM, and all RAM members are welcome to attend.  Immediately following the board meeting, members are encouraged to stay and join us at the annual RAM Awards of Excellence (RAMAE) luncheon.  The luncheon will begin at noon to recognize outstanding local businesses. Eliot Tatelman, President of Jordan's Furniture and RAM member, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.

The RAMAES were created more than 20 years ago as a way to shine a light on the hidden jewels of the retail industry here in Massachusetts. These awards are a means to recognize those innovators that are doing it the right way for their customers, and to also hold them up as beacons for others to follow. Our 2023 winners are leading the way in their respective industries in these increasingly challenging times.

All RAM members are invited to attend.  Registration is required, although both meetings are free to attend. 

Agenda & Registration
Previous RAMAE winners

For more information, please contact Andi Shea at [email protected].

Employer Updates from the MA
Department of Revenue

HIRD filing around the corner
Mark your calendars. The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) filing period for employers to report on employer-sponsored insurance will soon begin. The filing period runs from November 15 through December 15. To learn more about HIRD, visit the FAQ page on our website.
Renew your 2023 small business energy exemption certificates
If you’re a small business that registered for an energy exemption certificate in 2022, you will need to renew those certificates by December 31, 2023. The renewal option will be available through MassTaxConnect beginning November 1, 2023. Take a look at the information page for instructions on how to renew.
4% Surtax FAQs are now available
FAQs with information about the 4% surtax on taxable income over $1,000,000, are now available on the DOR website. You’ll find information on who is affected, how to calculate income subject to the surtax, filing requirements, and more.
DOR Guidance on disaster relief
The IRS granted relief for all Massachusetts taxpayers affected by Hurricane Lee. The tax relief postpones certain tax filing and payment deadlines that began Sept. 15, 2023, until Feb. 15, 2024. DOR provides guidance in TIR 08-19 for Massachusetts taxpayers on automatic extensions of time for "affected taxpayers" to file returns and submit payments of tax as the result of any disaster declaration. Specific relief guidelines will align with IRS relief




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