Archive for August, 2007

So a ficcer returneth etc. etc.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

I’ve been watching Atlantis, but writing SG-1. Here’s the latest:

A Rolling Stone, a second sequel to “A White Dove,” suggested by Neith.

Little Problems, a drabble coda to the Stargate season 7 premiere, “Fallen.”

See the SG-1 fic page for the prequel, without which you may be confused, and for a zillion other drabbles if you like this one.

Tax Holiday

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Another steamy August, another sales tax holiday weekend in Massachusetts. Shop early, shop often, but beware the fine print:

The following do not qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption and remain subject to tax: all motor vehicles, motorboats, meals, telecommunications services, gas, steam, electricity, tobacco products and any single item whose price is in excess of $2,500. The Act charges the Commissioner of Revenue with issuing instructions or forms and rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act.
The exemption applies to sales of tangible personal property bought for personal use only. Purchases by corporations or other businesses and purchases by individuals for business use remain taxable. Purchases exempt from the sales tax under G. L. c. 64H are also exempt from use tax under G.L. c. 64I. Therefore, eligible items of tangible personal property purchased on the Massachusetts sales tax holiday from out-of-state retailers for use in Massachusetts are exempt from the Massachusetts use tax.