Will Chris Dempsey and Sen. Diana DiZoglio Join Calls for Tax Transparency from Auditor Bump?
WINCHESTER – Anthony Amore, candidate for Massachusetts Auditor, has released the names of 24 state taxpayers who stand ready to file a petition with the state’s highest court should Auditor Suzanne Bump fail to act with urgency in certifying billions of dollars in tax rebates under the state’s Chapter 62F law. Amore offered his Democratic opponents Chris Dempsey and State Senator Diana DiZoglio the opportunity to join his petition.
“I’ve called on the revenue commissioner and Auditor Bump to move heaven and earth to get tax rebate checks in the hands of residents who are battling high costs for everything from gas to groceries. I’m glad to see Attorney General Maura Healey call these tax rebates an absolute necessity, which is why I’m challenging my Democratic opponents in this race to join me in calling for immediate tax relief. Now more than ever, we need an independent Auditor who will look out for taxpayers, and I promise to be that official if elected,” said Amore.
The 24 taxpayers, named below, span 10 of the Commonwealth’s 14 counties. No more than six are from a single county as required under Chapter 62F, Section 7. They are a mix of Republican, Unenrolled, and Democratic voters.
The Amore 2022 campaign has launched a countdown clock at www.amore2022.com, where residents are encouraged to go and sign up to participate in the petition if necessary. The campaign believes up to 84 taxpayers may ultimately sign on (six taxpayers in each of the 14 counties).
Taxpayer Petition Signatories:
If you want to join the petition:
On Tuesday, August 2nd, the Amore 2022 campaign announced its intention to file a taxpayer petition under Section 7 to enforce MGL Chapter 62F, which requires the Commonwealth to return excess tax revenue to the people of Massachusetts. Auditor Bump is responsible for working with the state’s revenue commissioner to certify the amount of excess taxes by September 20th, 2022. (Boston Globe, 8/2/22)
During yesterday’s Democratic debate for State Auditor, neither Democrat supported Anthony Amore’s plan to bring 24 taxpayers before the Supreme Judicial Court and enforce the 62F tax rebate law. Until this debate, both Dempsey and DiZoglio were completely silent on the midnight maneuvers by Democrats in the Legislature to rescind their promised tax cuts for the people of Massachusetts. Neither Democrat actually said if they support tax breaks for taxpayers. (WBUR, 8/3/22)