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Budget Summary FY2009

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Data Current as of:  6/22/2009

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Tax Revenue Enforcement Efficiencies (62C/65)

SECTION 26.   Section 65 of said chapter 62C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

Taxes shall be collected: (i) within 10 years after the assessment of the tax; (ii) within any further period after that 10-year period during which the taxes remain unpaid but only against any real or personal property of the taxpayer to which a tax lien has attached and for which a notice of lien has been filed or recorded under section 50 in favor of the commonwealth in accordance with applicable state or federal law within 10 years after the assessment of the tax; (iii) before the expiration of any period of collection agreed upon in writing by the commissioner and the taxpayer before the expiration of that 10-year period; or (iv) if there is a release of levy under section 64 after that 10-year period, then before that release. The period so agreed upon may be extended by subsequent agreements in writing made before the expiration of the period previously agreed upon. When any question relative to such taxes is pending before any agency or court at the end of that 10-year period, the commissioner's right to collect any tax due shall continue until 1 year after the final determination of that question.