HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2684        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2673

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John H. Rogers

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to tuition tax credit.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Jose F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2684        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2673

By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2673) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to create an income tax credit for qualified tuition and fees for higher education.  Revenue.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2717 OF 2013-2014.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act relative to tuition tax credit.

 

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.  Chapter 62 is hereby amended in Section 6 by inserting at the end thereof after subsection (q) the following new subsection:-

(r)  A credit shall be allowed against the tax liability imposed by this chapter for in an amount up to 20 per cent of the cost of qualified tuition and fees for higher education.  The credit under this subsection shall be allowed for the taxable year in which the expenses are incurred; provided, that said credit shall not exceed $5,000 in any tax year and any excess credit may be applied over the following seven subsequent tax years.