Statutory Exemptions

You may be eligible to reduce all or a portion of the taxes assessed on your domicile if you meet the qualifications for one of the personal exemptions allowed under Massachusetts law. Qualifications vary, but generally relate to age, ownership, residency, disability, income or assets. 

You may be eligible for an exemption if you fall into any of these categories:

  • Legally Blind Person

  • Veteran with a serivce-connected disability

  • Surviving spouse servicememebr, national guard member, or veteran who died from active duty injury or illness

  • Minor child of deceased parent

  • Surviving Spouse

  • Senior Citizen over the age of 70 years

The qualifying date of all statutory exemptions for Fiscal Year 2018 is July 1st, 2017.

The deadline to file an application for Fiscal Year 2018 is April 1st, 2018.
This deadline cannot be extended or waived by the assessors for any reason. If your application is not timely filed, you lose all rights to an exemption and the Assessors cannot by law grant you one.

An application is filed when;
(1) It is received by the assessors on or before the filing deadline, or
(2) It is mailed by United States mail, first class postage prepaid, to the proper address of the assessors, on or before the filing deadline, as shown by a postmark made by the United States Postal Service

 

Please contact our office for further details regarding statutory exemptions and their qualifications.

Click on the attachment below for the Statutory Exemption Application.