SECTION 1. Chapter 62 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2018 official edition, is hereby amended by adding the following new section:-
Section 65. Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule regulation to the contrary, for taxable years 2021 and 2022, there shall be deducted from adjusted gross income in determining income: a deduction for the costs of home heating oil for which the cost per gallon of oil exceeds $4.00, up to $800 maximum.
The deductions may be used only for the cost of home heating oil, natural gas and propane purchased between November 1, 2020 and March 31, 2022.
Any taxpayer entitled to a deduction under this section may apply the deduction in taxable year 2021 for purchases made in 2021. If the taxpayer does not take deduct the full $800 deduction in taxable year 2021, the taxpayer may take the remainder in taxable year 2022 for purchases made in 2022 through March 31, 2022.
The commissioner of revenue shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement this section. The commissioner shall also include in such rules and regulations eligibility provisions for a taxpayer who owns a condominium or a cooperative dwelling and for whom such purchases are accounted for in a common area fee or special assessment against such costs as may be reasonably attributed to the percentage ownership share of the condominium or cooperative dwelling costs; and provided further, that the commissioner shall also include in such rules and regulations eligibility provisions for a taxpayer who rents a residential dwelling and for whom such purchases are accounted for in the rent and provisions that account for multiple renters in a residential dwelling. The department shall file a copy of any rules and regulations with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and with the joint committee on revenue.
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