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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF A TAX EXEMPTION FOR ELIGIBLE SENIORS IN THE TOWN OF TEWKSBURY

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

Notwithstanding the first paragraph of clause Seventeenth D of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Tewksbury may grant an exemption pursuant to said clause Seventeenth D of said section 5 of said chapter 59 in the amount of $500; provided, however, that the town of Tewksbury may decrease the minimum age of eligibility for such an exemption from the age of 70 to the age of 65; provided further, that the town may increase the whole estate limit, real and personal, for such an exemption from $40,000 to $55,000; provided further, that following the passage of this act, the board of selectmen of the town may vote annually to increase such exemption to an amount in excess of $500 and increase the whole estate limit, real and personal, in excess of $55,000; provided further, that such vote shall not increase the exemption amount or the whole estate limit by more than 5 per cent; and provided further, that the second paragraph of said clause Seventeenth D of said section 5 of said chapter 59 shall apply mutatis mutandis to this act.

Approved, January 5, 2023.