SENATE DOCKET, NO. 481        FILED ON: 1/14/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1741

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Patrick M. O'Connor

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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 establishing a tax credit for individuals paying college tuition.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

 



SENATE DOCKET, NO. 481        FILED ON: 1/14/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1741

By Mr. O'Connor, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1741) of Patrick M. O'Connor for legislation to establish a tax credit for individuals paying college tuition.  Revenue.

 

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 establishing a tax credit for individuals paying college tuition.

 

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.