Property Tax Info and Resources

2018 Circuit Breaker Information:

The maximum credit amount for tax year 2018 is $1,100.

For tax year 2018, your total Massachusetts income doesn’t exceed:

  • $58,000 for a single individual who is not the head of a household.
  • $73,000 for a head of household.
  • $88,000 for married couples filing a joint return

For tax year 2018, the assessed value of principal residence exceeds $778,000.  For homeowners, the assessed valuation of the homeowner’s personal residence as of January 1, 2017, before residential exemptions but after abatements, cannot exceed $778,000

18-10-03 Circuit Breaker anytown


Center for Retirement Research – Property Tax Deferral Nov 2017

Department of Revenue Property Tax Guide for Seniors


Senior Sents circuit breaker 2017

Tax Tips for Seniors and Retirees

Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit information:  DOR Website

Legislation Describing Annual Update of Real Estate Tax Credit for Certain Persons Age 65 and Older

Mass General Law on the Sr Tax Worker Program

Sample Warrant Article for Tax Write-Off:

Placeholder for Warrant Article for May TM 2012
Re: Section K.:
To see if the town, by vote of its legislative body, subject to its charter, may adjust the exemption in this clause by: (1) allowing an approved representative, for persons physically unable,
to provide such services to the town and/or (2) allowing the maximum reduction of the real property tax bill to be based on 125 volunteer service hours in a given tax year, rather than $1,000.
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