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MA Residential Exemption for Property Taxes Program

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How can this program help me?

This program may lower the amount of property tax you pay on the home you own and live in. The residential exemption (tax break) excludes part of your home’s assessed (estimated) value. The assessed value is the dollar amount used to decide how much you will have to pay in property taxes. This benefit is offered by the City of Boston in addition to the help you can get from other tax breaks available in the city and state.


How do I apply?

To find out how to apply for this program, visit the program website or contact the Taxpayer Referral and Assistance Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

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Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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