TAX EXEMPTIONS AND CAP

By Bob Katzen

These three bills were filed by Rep. Jack Lewis (D-Framingham). The first would exempt from the motor vehicle excise tax seniors over 65 (H 2534) who are at or below the federal poverty guideline income of $12,760.

The second one would exempt any age veteran with an income of less than $12,760 from the same excise tax (H 2533). The third would allow cities and towns to create a property tax cap for seniors over 65 if their single income is $50,000 or less or their married income is $60,000 or less, and they have assets of $75,000 or less not including the primary residence and one motor vehicle registered to the applicant.

Rep. Lewis did not respond to repeated attempts by Beacon Hill Roll Call asking him to comment on each bill and tell us whether he plans to file them again next year.

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