Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016

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Annotation 220.0398

220.0398 Massachusetts or Business Trust. A Massachusetts or business trust rather than a partnership is created where the contract vests management control in the trustees rather than the certificate unit holders. Nevertheless, such a trust should be treated as a separate legal entity for property tax purposes where the contract provides that (1) the organization is a separate legal entity having its own common law identity; (2) the trustees shall hold both equitable and legal title to the property of the organization; and (3) the ownership of certificate units, which are in the nature of shares of stock, shall not entitle the holder to any legal or equitable title or any undivided interest in the property of the organization. C 4/26/1994.