HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4183        FILED ON: 3/20/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3946



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to voluntary tax contribution got meals on wheels..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Section 3A of chapter 60 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The collector in a city or town may, with the approval of the board of selectmen or mayor, as the case may be, include a check off box on the form whereby the taxpayer may make a voluntary donation for Meals on Wheels program that service the city or town.

SECTION 2. Chapter 62 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 6L the following section:-

Section 6M. Every individual who files a separate return and every husband and wife filing a return jointly may voluntarily contribute all or part of any refund to which they are entitled or may voluntarily add an amount onto any amount due to be credited to the regional Meals on Wheels program.  A contribution made under this section may be made with respect to any taxable year at the time of filing a return of the tax imposed by this chapter for such taxable year; provided, however, that the commissioner shall prescribe the manner in which such contribution shall be made on the face of the return required by section five of chapter 62C.