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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2648         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2673

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Aaron Michlewitz

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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 relative to unemployment tax relief.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk

Michael Butler

89 Hudson Street


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2648        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2673

By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2673) of Aaron Michlewitz and Michael Butler for legislation to exempt unemployed residents from the payment tax penalties to the Commonwealth.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to unemployment tax relief.
 

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

              An Act relative to unemployment tax relief

              SECTION 1: A resident of the Commonwealth who is unemployed, as defined in subsection (r) of Section 1 in Chapter 151A of the General Laws, shall be exempted from paying any tax penalties to the Commonwealth, as defined in Title IX of the General Laws, when withdrawing funds from any banking savings account, retirement account programs, or any other investment account when the purpose of the withdrawals is to pay for cost of living commitments by the unemployed individual. Cost of living commitments shall include:

              1)              Mortgage or rent payments

              2)              Utilities payments

              3)              Food payments

              4)              Any other commitments that the Department of Revenue shall deem appropriate

              SECTION 2: The unemployed individual shall provide appropriate statements to the Department of Revenue to verify the legitimacy of the withdrawals from said accounts to pay the cost of living commitments of said individual. 

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