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A YES VOTE would allow a state personal income tax or corporate excise tax credit for Massachusetts tolls and motor vehicle excise taxes.

A NO VOTE would make no change in the state tax laws.

This proposed law would allow a state personal income taxpayer a tax credit equal to the amount of tolls the taxpayer paid during the taxable year on all Massachusetts roads, highways, tunnels, and bridges, including the Massachusetts Turnpike and its Boston Extension, the Tobin Bridge, and the Sumner, Callahan, and Ted Williams Tunnels. Also, a corporation would be allowed a credit against its corporate excise taxes in an amount equal to all such tolls paid during the taxable year by the corporation or by its employees in furtherance of the corporation's business.

The proposed law would also allow a state personal income taxpayer a tax credit equal to the amount of excise taxes on registered motor vehicles the taxpayer paid during the taxable year. A corporation would be allowed a credit against its corporate excise taxes in an amount equal to all registered motor vehicle excise taxes the corporation paid during the taxable year.

The tax credits could not be used to reduce a personal income taxpayer's taxes below zero or a corporate excise taxpayer's taxes below the minimum levels set by state law. Any amount of tax credit not usable in a taxable year because of these limits could be carried over and used in later taxable years, for up to ten years.

The proposed law would apply to taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2001. The proposed law states that if any of its parts were declared invalid, the other parts would stay in effect.

2000 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 6 :: Initiative PetitionTax Credit for Tolls and Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2000?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
8,567
18,785
1,888
27,352
29,240
Precinct 1
 
268
535
102
803
905
Precinct 2
 
353
603
101
956
1,057
Precinct 3
 
312
511
82
823
905
Precinct 1
 
342
684
69
1,026
1,095
Precinct 2
 
408
1,061
100
1,469
1,569
Precinct 3
 
402
1,070
76
1,472
1,548
Precinct 1
 
427
950
90
1,377
1,467
Precinct 2
 
365
933
84
1,298
1,382
Precinct 3
 
457
1,028
119
1,485
1,604
Precinct 1
 
408
604
108
1,012
1,120
Precinct 2
 
432
726
78
1,158
1,236
Precinct 3
 
451
775
64
1,226
1,290
Precinct 1
 
429
819
125
1,248
1,373
Precinct 2
 
412
943
92
1,355
1,447
Precinct 3
 
410
1,101
73
1,511
1,584
Precinct 1
 
423
1,335
81
1,758
1,839
Precinct 2
 
438
1,170
86
1,608
1,694
Precinct 3
 
370
945
73
1,315
1,388
Precinct 1
 
485
1,065
74
1,550
1,624
Precinct 2
 
445
960
118
1,405
1,523
Precinct 3
 
530
967
93
1,497
1,590
Totals
 
8,567
18,785
1,888
27,352
29,240