Real Estate Tax Exemptions

Senior: Age as of July 1, 2022
CLAUSEQUALIFICATIONSMAX. INCOMEMAX. ASSETSEXEMPTION
41CAge 65 or older-single$21,700$43,399$1,000
41CAge 65 or older- married$32,549$59,674$1,000
17DSurviving Spouse / 70 or older                                              N/A$43,399$175
Veterans:
CLAUSEQUALIFICATIONSMAX. INCOMEMAX. ASSETSEXEMPTION
2210% Minimum Service-Connected Disability or Purple HeartN/AN/A$400
22ALoss of Foot, Hand or EyeN/AN/A$750
22BLoss of Two Limbs or EyesN/AN/A$1,250
22CDisability with “Specially Adapted Housing”N/AN/A$1,500
22DSurviving Spouses when Veteran's service-connected injury/disease was proximate cause of deathN/AN/A100%
22E100% Total DisabilityN/AN/A$1,000
22FParaplegic due to service injuryN/AN/A

100%

22HSurviving Parent or GuardianN/AN/A100%
Other Exemptions:
CLAUSEQUALIFICATIONSMAX. INCOMEMAX. ASSETSEXEMPTION
37ALegally BlindN/AN/A$437.50
17DSurviving Spouse or Orphaned Minor ChildN/A$43,399$175
42/43Surviving Spouse or Orphaned Minor of Police Officer or Fire Fighter killed in the line of dutyN/AN/A100%
56Active Duty / National GuardN/AN/ATBD / BOA
18Extreme Hardship -There are several qualifications. Seek further information at the Assessors Office

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CIRCUIT 

BREAKER

Senior 65+ Means Tested Property Tax ExemptionN/ANo significant assets150% State Circuit Breaker Tax Credit Amount
Deferred Tax Payment and Senior Work-Off:
CLAUSEQUALIFICATIONSMAX. INCOMEMAX. ASSETSEXEMPTION
41AAge 65 or Older$60,000N/AVaries
59-5k

Senior Property Tax Work-Off - Age 60 or Older

*Administered through Melrose Council on Aging

With questions call (781) 665-4304*

N/AN/A$1,000

Deferred taxes accumulate with simple interest at 4.5%, as a lien on the property until it is sold or the owner (s) is deceased. Please see Assessors Office regarding residency requirements for those clauses for which they apply. Also, please refer to the Massachusetts Division of Local Services website for more detailed information regarding Personal Exemptions. (If you have any questions please call 781-979-4104) The deadline for filing is April 1 for all Real Estate Exemptions except for the Senior Property Tax Work-Off and the Circuit Breaker Exemption.