Tax Assistance Programs

As approved by state law, the Board of Assessors administers tax assistance programs for various eligible taxpayers. These programs are summarized in the following. Additional information and the necessary application can be obtained in the forms portion of the Assessor's website or by contacting the Assessor's Office at 978-534-7500, ext. 3554. Completed Applications for fiscal year 2022 can be returned to the Assessor's Office no later than April 1, 2023. Applications for exemptions must be filed each year. Exemptions are granted on an annual basis.

  1. For Older Citizens (Clause 41D)
  2. Elderly Surviving Spouse, Minor Child (Clause 17E)
  3. Disabled Veteran (Clause 22)
  4. Paraplegic Veteran (Clause 22F)
  5. Age & Infirmity & Financial Hardship (Clause 18)
  6. Blind Persons (Clause 37A)

To qualify, a taxpayer:

  • Must be over 65 years of age as of July 1, 2022 and;
  • Must have primary residence in Massachusetts for ten years and owned property in the state for five years and must have occupied the property as of July 1, 2022 and;
  • Must have a whole estate (the value of personal property excluding domicile) of less than $51,173.95 if single, $54,829.23 if married and;
  • Must have an income less than $34,725  if single, $40,208.10 if married, after subtracting an allowable exclusion.