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Posted on: March 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Tax Relief Program & Tax Exemptions available for North Attleboro Residents

Residents of North Attleboro may qualify for Tax Relief Program and Property Tax exemptions available to Veterans, seniors, surviving spouses or minors of deceased parent, and legally blind.

Property Tax Exemption

VETERANS:

$800

  • War service disability of 10% or more
  • Purple heart recipients
  • Surviving spouse of veteran entitled to exemption. 

$1,500 

  • Suffered in the line of duty, the loss of use of one foot, one hand, or one eye.
  • Received the Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross, or Navy Cross

$2,000

  • Suffered total (100%) disability in the line of duty and is incapable of working.

These exemptions release an individual from the requirement to pay all or a fraction of the taxes assessed on their real property for qualified veterans and their spouses (or surviving spouses).

LEGALLY BLIND: 

$1,000

  • Available to an applicant with a Certificate of Blindness from the Commission of the Blind. 

OLDER NORTH ATTLEBORO CITIZENS, SURVIVING SPOUSES, MINORS OF DECEASED PARENT: 

$350

  • Must be 70 years of age by July 1, or a surviving spouse of any age, or a minor who has a deceased parent. 
  • MA must have been your domicile for the preceding ten years. 
  • Applicants must have owned & occupied as a domicile any real property in Massachusetts for five years.
  • Total worth may not exceed $40,000, excluding the assessed value of the domicile. Only the portion, which produces income and exceeds two dwelling units, must be included. Any unpaid     mortgage balance is excluded. 
  • No gross receipt limitations.

65 YEARS OR OLDER:

$1,000

  • Must be 65 years of age by July 1
  • Massachusetts must have been your domicile for the preceding ten years.
  • Applicants must have owned and occupied as a domicile any real property in Massachusetts for five years. 
  • For a single person: Income less than $20,000 per year after Social Security Deduction & assets not to exceed $30,000. 
  • For a Married couple: Income less than $40,000 per year after Social Security Deduction & assets not to exceed $55,000.

NORTH ATTLEBORO RESIDENTS 65 YEARS OR OLDER MAY CHOOSE TO DEFER PAYING SOME OR ALL OF THEIR REAL ESTATE TAXES:

Clause 41 A- Tax Deferral 

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the North Attleboro Board of Assessors (508) 699-0117. 

MASSACHUSETTS SENIOR “CIRCUIT BREAKER” INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS AGED 65 AND OLDER 

Income Tax Credit

Reduces state income taxes owed for seniors whose property taxes exceed 10% of income. The Circuit Breaker tax credit is based on the actual real estate taxes or rent paid on the Massachusetts residential property you own or occupy as your primary residence. The maximum credit amount for tax year 2022 is $1,200. If the credit you’re owed exceeds the amount of total tax payable for the year, you’ll be refunded the additional amount of credit without interest. 

Who is eligible?

You must be a Massachusetts resident or part- year resident. You must be 65 or older by December 31 of the tax year. You must file a schedule CB with your Massachusetts personal income tax return. 

For more information, please visit Massachusetts Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit | Mass.gov


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