SECTION 1. Chapter 58A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 12D, the following new section: -
Section 12E: In any appeal relative to the assessed valuation of real property, title to which was transferred within three years preceding or following the assessment date in question, a certified copy of the deed, or deeds, or other instruments of transfer evidencing the consideration paid shall be admitted into evidence by the Appellate Tax Board on its own motion, or on motion of any party, and shall be prima facie evidence of the fair cash value of the real property at issue.
SECTION 2. Section 38D of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 26, the figure “250” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: - 500.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage and shall apply to all appeals then pending before the Appellate Tax Board.
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