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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 696         FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2631

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jay R. Kaufman

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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 for local tax transparency.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 696        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2631

By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2631) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to require the Division of Local Services within the Department of Revenue to develop a report by boards of assessors relative to locally assessed taxes.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act for local tax transparency.
 

              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: Notwithstanding any general law to the contrary, the division of local services of the department of revenue shall develop by December 31, 2013 a report to be submitted by boards of assessors regarding the exemptions, deferrals or other reductions from locally assessed taxes that are available to individuals within their cities or towns by special act or acceptance of a local option.

              SECTION 2: Notwithstanding any general law to the contrary, the division of local services of the department of revenue shall review the reports submitted by boards of assessors and report findings by December 31, 2014 to the secretary of administration and finance, senate resident, speaker of the house, chairs of house and senate ways and means committees, chairs of the joint committee on revenue, and members of the general court.

              SECTION 3: Chapter 196 of the acts of 2008 is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 4: This act shall take effect upon its passage.

             

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