I just paid my Massachusetts yearly LLC fee. It was $500 **plus** $20 for the "convenience" of paying online. What?? CT's fee is only $20 period. In RI it's $50. This is ridiculous for a small business owner. It's one of my biggest yearly expenses. I even went to Boston to speak at a hearing. No luck. I've been paying this since 2005 and every year it bothers me. I keep talking to my reps, and they write bills, and nothing happens. They should at least make a sliding scale so small one-person operations aren't paying this massive amount.

Lisa Shea, Low Carb and Video Games Editor
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