A tax exemption is a discharge from the obligation to pay all or a portion of a tax. Exemptions are conferred by the Legislature on particular categories of persons or property. Applications must be filed annually with the local assessors. Filing an application does not entitle the applicant to a delay in tax payment. Certain Exemptions may qualify you for a reduction on your water and sewer bill. Contact the Department of Public Works at 781-897-5980 for further Information.
Beginning is fiscal year 2020 (July 1st, 2019) the amount of the exemption for all categories was uniformly increased by a factor of 100 percent.
Minimum Tax: Applicants are advised that the additional exemption amount applied to a tax bill cannot reduce the net real estate tax on the domicile below the net real estate tax on the domicile in the prior fiscal year.
Please note: If you have received an exemption in the prior fiscal year then you will automatically receive a form in the mail in the beginning of July each year.
|Qualification||Exemption||Additional Exemption||Total Exemption|
|Surviving Spouse or Over 70||$175||$175||$350|
|Elderly – Over 70||$500||$500||$1,000|
|Veteran 10% – 99% Disability||$400||$400||$800|
|Veteran 100% Disability||$1,000||$1,000||$2,000|
|Tax Deferral||Defer all or a portion of the Property Tax|