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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2466         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3414

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul McMurtry

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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 to allow partial payments on property tax bills.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2466        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3414

By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3414) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to authorize cities and towns to accept partial payments of certain taxes and assess interest on unpaid balances.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to allow partial payments on property tax bills.
 

              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.  Section 57 of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              The legislative body of a city or town may vote to establish a municipal tax partial payment program.  Under such program, partial payment of bills for real estate taxes shall be applied to the underlying obligation so that any interest added shall be calculated based on the reduced balance due following the partial payment.

              SECTION 2.  Section 57A of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after the word “tax”, in line 9, the following words:- ;provided that such interest calculations shall be reduced pursuant to the adoption of a municipal tax partial payment program and any partial payments made thereunder.

              SECTION 3.  Section 57B of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding after the word “tax”, in line 9, the following words:-    

              ; provided that such interest calculations shall be reduced pursuant to the adoption of a municipal tax partial payment program and any partial payments made thereunder.

              SECTION 4.  Section 57C of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting after the word “interest”, in line 136, the following words:- ; provided that such interest calculations shall be reduced pursuant to the adoption of a municipal tax partial payment program and any partial payments made thereunder.

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