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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 616         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1526

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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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 establishing a commuter tax deduction..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

Richard T. Moore

 

James E. Timilty

 

Karen E. Spilka

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 616        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1526

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1526) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Richard T. Moore, James E. Timilty and others for legislation to establish a commuter tax deduction.  Revenue. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1345 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act establishing a commuter tax deduction..
 

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

              Section 3 of Chapter 62 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after subsection B.(a)(15) the following subsection:-

              "(16) Amounts expended by an individual for fuel used pursuant to commuting to and from his place of work or education or commuting for the purpose of seeking work. In the case of a single person or a married person filing a separate return or a head of household, this deduction shall apply only to the portion of the expended amount that exceeds $1500, and the total amount deducted shall not exceed $4500. In the case of a married couple filing a joint return, this deduction shall apply only to the portion of the amount expended by each individual that exceeds $1500, and the total amount deducted shall not exceed $4500 for each individual. The commissioner of revenue shall adopt regulations necessary for the implementation of this section.

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