|Submitted||Nov. 27, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
Any document showing the number of gallons of gasoline sold in the town of Dedham and the taxes collected on the sale of gasoline pursuant to MGL Ch 64A in Dedham for the most recent year (calendar or fiscal) available.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
November 27, 2015
TO:Brian Keaney, Muckrock
DOR has received your request entitled: Public Records Law Request: Gas tax
and will respond.
Response to Public Records Request: Gas Tax
Distributors are responsible for reporting and paying gasoline tax. DOR does not collect information by municipality as it is not reported by municipality. Totals of gasoline tax collected are reported by month and fiscal year in the Blue Book<http://www.mass.gov/dor/tax-professionals/news-and-reports/blue-book.html> reports on the DOR website.
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. Is there a document that lists every station in the Commonwealth and how much they paid? I can then pick out the stations I want.
December 7, 2015
Response to Public Records Request
DOR does not have the information to produce a document to satisfy your request for: a list of every station in the Commonwealth and how much they paid.