Sen. Lewis has filed the following bills to address tax policy issues:

  • An Act to improve fairness in appealing property tax assessments: This bill amends current law to allow a real estate tax payment to be considered on time if the date of the postmark reflects that it was mailed on time to the Assessor.   This will minimize confusion in the payment of real estate taxes by making it consistent with the payment of other taxes.
  • An Act relative to prejudgment interest rates: This bill modifies current law which establishes prejudgment interest at a fixed rate of 12% to an interest rate based on the current treasury yield.
  • Proposal for a Legislative Amendment to the Constitution Relative to Income Tax: This proposal for an amendment to the Constitution adjusts Amendment XLIV of the Massachusetts Constitution to allow for a uniform income tax or a graduated income tax. If this amendment passed, it would allow the Legislature to make income tax graduated or to leave it as a uniform tax.


You can see a full list of the legislation Senator Lewis has filed or co-sponsored here.