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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 667         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1537

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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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 creating a private mortgage insurance tax deduction..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 667        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1537

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1537) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to create a private mortgate insurance tax deduction.  Revenue. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1371 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act creating a private mortgage insurance tax deduction..
 

              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. Paragraph (a) of Part B of section 3 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subparagraph (15) the following new subparagraph:-

              (16) (a) An amount equal to premiums paid or accrued for qualified mortgage insurance by the taxpayer during the taxable year in connection with acquisition indebtedness with respect to a primary residence.

              (b) The amount under clause (a) shall be reduced (but not below zero) by 10 percent of such amount for each $1,000 that a persons adjusted gross income for the taxable year exceeds $100,000.

              (c) Clause (a) shall not apply with respect to any mortgage insurance contracts issued before January 1, 2007.

              Section 2.  Section 1 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph (o) the following new paragraph:-

              (p) “Qualified mortgage insurance,” shall mean private mortgage insurance, as defined within 12 U.S.C. 4901, or commonly referred to as insurance that reimburses a mortgage lender if the buyer defaults on the loan and the foreclosure sale price is less than the amount owed the lender.

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