SECTION 1. Section 33 of chapter 62C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following new paragraph at the end thereof:—
(g) The provisions of this section include, but are not limited to, the waiver of interest and penalties stated in this chapter for any veteran of the United States Armed Forces, as defined in section 7 of chapter 4, who suffers from post traumatic stress syndrome as determined by the Veterans Administration and whose delinquency resulted directly from effects of the disorder.
SECTION 2. The department of revenue shall implement a program providing assistance to veterans of the United States Armed Forces, as defined in section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, as determined by the United States Veterans Administration.
The assistance shall include, but not be limited to, providing training and assistance to veterans and local veterans offices regarding basic tax information and how to contact the department for assistance.
In addition, the department shall provide, within its Taxpayer Assistance Division, resources for assisting qualified veterans in preparing their tax returns.
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