|Submitted||April 14, 2016|
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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:
the total amount of money obtained through licensing fees for corporations and other entities under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's corporations division.
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 there are fees, 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.
Enclosed please find responses to both of your public records requests received today.
Patricia Rastellini, Office Manager
To clarify the second half of my request. What I am looking to find is how much money is collected from the $500 fees that a Massachusetts LLC, or corporations pay (including the $20 credit card expedited service fee). Just a total number of dollars collected from these annual filings. No need for a breakdown besides X companies and X dollars collected.
Please see attached.
Please see attached originally sent April 14, 2016.
In response to this morning’s inquiry, please see attached, originally sent on April 20, 2016.
Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.