Do I qualify for a Tax Deferral?
A taxpayer who qualifies may defer payment of all or a portion of the taxes due each year at four percent interest provided the deferred taxes and accrued interest do not exceed 50 percent of the property's fair cash value..

A qualified applicant enters into a written tax deferral and recovery agreement with the Board of Assessors. A lien on the property is recorded at the Registry of Deeds. Joint owners and/or mortgagees must give prior written approval.

1) At least 60 years of age on July 1
2) Owned and domiciled in property on July 1
3) Annual income not to exceed $60,000

Total taxes deferred not to exceed 50 percent of applicant’s interest in property value

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1. If I have questions about real estate abatements, exemptions, deferrals, or motor vehicle excise tax who can I call?
2. How is my assessed value determined each year?
3. I just bought property this year, why is the prior owner still on the tax bill?
4. Should I file for abatement on my property tax?
5. What is State Certification/Revaluation?
6. How do I file for an abatement?
7. How does a building permit affect the value of my property?
8. Can I get a copy of the deed and plot plan of my property?
9. What are my tax dollars used for?
10. If I have a question regarding payment of taxes, who do I call?
11. What is motor vehicle excise tax?
12. EXEMPTIONS - Do I qualify for a real estate tax exemption?
13. Do I qualify for a Tax Deferral?
14. What are the qualifications of the Senior Work Off program?
15. Who can apply for a Form 3ABC?
16. What are the Chapter 61, 61A, 61B AGRICULTURAL TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAMS?