HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1216        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2533

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jack Patrick Lewis

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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 tax relief for low-income veterans.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex

Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1216        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2533

By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2533) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others relative to motor vehicle excise tax exemptions for certain low-income veterans.  Revenue.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3333 OF 2017-2018.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to tax relief for low-income veterans.

 

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

The excise imposed by this section shall not apply to a motor vehicle owned and registered by or leased to a veteran, as defined in section 7 of chapter 4, whose annual income is at or below the federal poverty guideline. This exemption shall apply to not more than 1 motor vehicle owned and registered for or leased for the personal, noncommercial use of such veteran. After the assessors have allowed an exemption under this paragraph no further evidence of the existence of the facts required by this paragraph shall be required in any subsequent year in the city or town in which the exemption has been so allowed; provided, however, that the assessors may refuse to allow an exemption in any subsequent year if they become aware that the veteran does not continue to satisfy all of the requisites of this section at the time the exemption was first granted.