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Verizon must pay tax on public way poles, wires

Governor Deval L. Patrick's office has estimated that eliminating the 'telecom tax loophole' would bring in $78 million annually. Governor Deval L. Patrick's office has estimated that eliminating the "telecom tax loophole" would bring in $78 million annually. (Janet Knott/Globe Staff/File 2004)
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / March 4, 2008

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In a precedent-setting decision, a state board ruled yesterday that Verizon must pay taxes on poles and wires over public ways - a decision that could bring an estimated $78 million tax boost to cities and towns. (Full article: 612 words)

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