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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 66         FILED ON: 1/14/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1442

 

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 local taxation of telephone and telegraph corporation machinery.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James B. Eldridge

 

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Karen E. Spilka

 

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 66        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1442

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1442) of James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Carolyn C. Dykema, Ellen Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to tax telephone and telegraph corporation machinery.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to local taxation of telephone and telegraph corporation machinery.
 

              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 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "than", in line 220, the following words:- a telephone or telegraph corporation taxed under section 52A of chapter 63 or.

              SECTION 2. Said section 5 of said chapter 59 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words  "two A", in line 223, the following words:- , other than a telephone or telegraph corporation,.

              SECTION 3.  Clause Sixteenth of said section 5 of said chapter 59 of the General Laws is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph (2), as inserted by section 2 of chapter 173 of the acts of 2008, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

              (2) In the case of (a) a business corporation subject to tax under section 39 of chapter 63 that is not a manufacturing corporation, or (b) a telephone or telegraph corporation subject to tax under section 52A of chapter 63, all property owned by the corporation other than the following:- real estate, poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes, and machinery used in the conduct of the business, which term, as used in this clause, shall not be considered to include stock in trade or any personal property directly used in connection with dry cleaning or laundering processes or in the refrigeration of goods or in the air-conditioning of premises or in any purchasing, selling, accounting or administrative function.  Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, a telephone or telegraph corporation shall be subject to property tax assessment on machinery used in the conduct of its business and leased to it by a corporation that is not a telephone or telegraph corporation.

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