4. Elderly & Other Tax Relief

Programs & Applications

There are several programs that offer state and local tax relief - exemptions or deferrals - to qualifying property owners.  View a complete description of these programs. 

Applications must be filed annually with the Board of Assessors within three months of the mailing of the 3rd Quarter Tax Bill. Application forms for Fiscal Year 2020 must be received in the Assessors’ Office by 4:30 pm on April 1, 2020. 

Please note our filing deadlines for Real Estate Property Tax Exemptions. 

(Please note that applications for property tax abatement are different from those for exemption or deferral and have different deadlines.)

If you have additional questions, please call the Assessors’ Office at 781-698-4578.

Applications and Instructions:

Deferrals (Tax Relief)
 

Property Tax Exemption

Instructions and Applications for specific exemptions:

All First Time Related Exemptions Excluding CPA
 • Instructions 
 • Application

Clause 17D – Surviving Spouse / Elderly Exemption
 • Instructions 
 • Application 

Clause 18 – Financial Hardship
 • Instructions 
 • Application

Clause 22 – Disabled Veteran’s Exemption
 • Instructions
 • Application 

Clause 22 (a-f) – Disabled Veteran’s Exemption
 • Instructions 
 • Application 

Clause 22E – Disabled 100% Veteran’s Exemption
 • Instructions 
 • Application

Clause 22F – Paraplegic or Blind Disabled Veteran
 • Instructions  
 • Application

Clause 37A – Blind Exemption
 • Instructions  
 • Application

Clause 41C – Elderly Exemption
 • Instructions  
 • Application 

Clause 42 – Surviving Spouse / Minor of Police- Firefighter Exemption 
 • Instructions 
 • Application

Community Preservation Act Surcharge Exemption
 • Instructions 
 • Application 

(application forms can also be obtained at the Assessors’ Office)