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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 122        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1400


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Michael J. Rodrigues


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 authorizing voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Academy Trust Fund.






Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 122        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1400

By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1400) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Anne M. Gobi, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize voluntary income tax return contributions to the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Academy Trust Fund.  Revenue. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1503 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act authorizing voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Academy Trust Fund.


              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 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after section 6L, the following section:-

              Section 6M: - Every individual who files a separate return and every husband and wife filing a return jointly may voluntarily contribute all or part of any refund to which they are entitled or may voluntarily add an amount onto any amount due, to be credited to the Massachusetts Firefighters Academy Trust established pursuant to section 165A of chapter 6.

              A contribution made under this section may be with respect to any taxable year at the time of filing a return of the tax established by this chapter for such taxable year; provided,, however, that the commissioner shall prescribe the manner in which such contribution shall be made on the face of the return required by section 5 of chapter 62C, provided further that the  commissioner shall assure that taxpayers filing any such forms are made clearly aware of their ability to make the contributions provided for by this section.

              The commissioner shall annually report the total amount designated under this section to the state treasurer, who shall credit such amount to said Massachusetts Firefighters Academy Trust.             

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