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 service-connected disability
- Surviving spouse of a service member or national guard member who died in combat or from combat injury or disease
- Surviving spouse
- Minor child of a deceased parent
- Senior citizen age 70 and older
The deadline for filing your application is April 1, 2017.
If you have any questions, contact the Assessors office at 413-538-5017 x202.