Exemptions & Deferrals

Personal Statutory Exemptions, Tax Deferrals, Senior Tax Work-Off & Community Preservation Act (CPA) Exemptions

The filing period for FY24 is now open.


Personal Statutory Exemptions

If you meet any of the following requirements, you may qualify for a Personal Statutory Exemption:

  • Over 65 with limited income and assets
  • Widow or widower, or surviving minor child
  • Legally blind
  • Veteran with a service-connected injury or disability
  • Surviving spouse of a veteran who died in or as a result of combat

An application must be filed no later than April 1st each year. Exemptions are granted on a fiscal year basis, and applications must be filed each year.

Tax Deferrals

Tax Deferrals are available for qualifying taxpayers who are:

  • 65 years of age or over
  • Experiencing temporary financial hardship

Please call the Assessor at 978-264-1720 or email the Assessor for details on any of these programs.

Senior Tax Work-Off Abatement Program

Seniors are also able to abate their taxes through the Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Abatement, referred to as the Senior Work-Off. This program is under the direction of the Council on Aging.

Community Preservation Act (CPA) Exemptions

Exemptions to the Community Preservation Surcharge are available to moderate income seniors and low income residents.