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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 585         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1445

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James B. Eldridge

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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 senior property tax relief - the circuit breaker..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James B. Eldridge

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 585        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1445

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1445) of James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to senior property tax relief - the circuit breaker.  Revenue. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1263 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to senior property tax relief - the circuit breaker..
 

              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 80 of chapter 127 of the Acts of 1999 is hereby amended by striking out subsection (2) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

              (2)  An owner of residential property located in the commonwealth, who receives Social Security Retirement benefits or is 60 years of age or older, who is not a dependent of another taxpayer and who occupies said property as his principle residence, shall be allowed a credit equal to 50 per cent of the sum of the annual real estate tax plus the water sewer charges paid in the tax year for which the credit is sought; a tenant of residential property , who receives Social Security Retirement benefits or is 60 years of age or older, who is not a dependent of another taxpayer and who occupies said property as his principle residence, shall be allowed a credit equal to rent constituting real estate tax payments.

              SECTION 2.  Said section 80, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after subsection (9) the following new subsection:-

              The income limits enumerated pursuant to subsection (2) of this section shall be adjusted on an annual basis to reflect the annual CPI. 

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