Exemptions & Abatements

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Exemptions

Below are forms and information for exemption options for tax relief for property owners for Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022). Please contact the Assessors Office if you need assistance with any of these forms. The statutory deadline for applying for any of these exemptions is March 31st.

In November 2020, Mayor Gove and City Council approved an exemption increase to double eligible exemptions (PDF).

ProgramMGL Ch 59, Sec 5Income LimitAsset LimitOther LimitationsExemption AmountForms
BlindCI 37ANoneNoneCertified before July 1, 2021$500Completed Application, Blind Certificate dated 7/1/20 or more recent
ElderlyCI 17DNone$68,321Age 70, MA resident 5 years$298.62Completed Application, (FTF) Birth Certificate, 2020 Federal Tax Return 
ElderlyCI 41C
Single $27,242
Married $33,182 
Single $47,825
Married $51,241 
Age 70, MA resident 10 years
$500
Completed Application, (FTF) Birth Certificate, 2020 Federal Tax Return 
Real Estate Tax DeferralCI 41A
$62,000

NoneAge 65, MA resident 10 years, property owner as of July 1, 2021
Delay up to 50% of property value in RE taxes until sale of property 
Completed Application, (FTF) Birth Certificate, 2020 Federal Tax Return
Veterans 800-827-1000CI 22NoneNone10% Service Related Disability, Amesbury resident before July 1, 2021
10% $400
100% $1,000
Completed Application, (FTF) DD214, 22E Letter (every year for 100%) 
Widow / WidowerCI 17None$68,321Widowed before 7/1/2021$298.562Completed Application, (FTF) Birth Certificate, 2020 Federal Tax Return