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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 72         FILED ON: 1/14/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1444

 

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 authorized abatement applications.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James B. Eldridge

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 72        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1444

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1444) of James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to the filing of tax abatement applications by persons claiming to represent taxpayers, tenants, or mortgage holders.  Revenue. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2876 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 authorized abatement applications.
 

              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 59 of chapter 59 is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              Persons claiming to represent taxpayers, tenants, or mortgage holders as defined under this section, must file an original authorization letter from the taxpayer, as defined, with the Board of Assessors either at the same time as an overvalue application is submitted, or prior to the deadline for filing such applications. The failure to timely submit such authorization letter shall bar action on the overvalue application by the Board of Assessors. Further, such applications shall have no standing at the Appellate Tax Board or at the County Commissioners.

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