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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1857         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1675


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen R. Canessa


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 providing for a certain green tax credit.






Stephen R. Canessa

12th Bristol

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge


Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1857        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1675

By Mr. Canessa of New Bedford,  a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1675) of Stephen R. Canessa and others for legislation to provide a tax credit for expenditures on energy efficient technologies.  Revenue. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2712 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act providing for a certain green tax credit.

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

              Section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (i) the following paragraph:-

              (1) Any owner of residential property located in the commonwealth who is not a dependent of another taxpayer shall be allowed a tax credit equal to 100 per cent of the expenditures for the use of energy efficient technologies including wind, solar, photovoltaics, roofs, doors, windows, appliances, water heater, furnace, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers and other energy efficient home improvement modifications as determined by the executive office of energy and environmental affairs. Said tax credits shall be available to eligible taxpayers beginning in the tax years the repairs, replacements or installations were completed.  Said credit shall not exceed $1,000 in any tax years up to an aggregate maximum of $5,000.  The amount of any such credit shall be reduced by an amount equal to the total interest subsidy or grant received from the commonwealth, whether directly or indirectly, toward the cost of said expenditures.  The department shall promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary to administer the credit afforded by this subsection, including, but not limited to, a notification system by the commonwealth to recipients of said interest subsidy or grant of the amount of the total subsidy provided by the commonwealth.

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