SENATE DOCKET, NO. 254        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1538

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael J. Rodrigues

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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 authorizing voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Academy Trust Fund.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

 

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

 

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

 

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

 

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

 

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

 

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

 

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

 

Anthony W. Petruccelli

First Suffolk and Middlesex

3/21/2015

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 254        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1538

By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1538) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Jennifer E. Benson, James R. Miceli, Colleen M. Garry and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize voluntary income tax return contributions to the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Academy Trust Fund.  Revenue.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1400 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 authorizing voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Academy Trust Fund.

 

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 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after section 6N, the following section:-

Section 6O:- 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 Massachusetts Firefighters Academy Trust established pursuant to section 165A of chapter 6.

A contribution made under this section may be with respect to any taxable year at the time of filing a return of the tax established 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 5 of chapter 62C, provided further that the  commissioner shall assure that taxpayers filing any such forms are made clearly aware of their ability to make the contributions provided for by this section.

The commissioner shall annually report the total amount designated under this section to the state treasurer, who shall credit such amount to said Massachusetts Firefighters Academy Trust.