Statutory Exemptions

What Is a Statutory Exemption?

Statutory Exemptions Are Programs Established by Massachusetts State Law to Aid in Property Tax Relief (Exemptions) to Qualifying Persons. These Typically Apply to Those Who Are Blind, Disabled Veterans, Elderly with Low Income, and Serving Spouses. These Exemptions Require Annual Applications. The Different Exemptions Have Different Qualifications and Require Supporting Documentation to Accompany Your Application. If You Think You May Qualify or Have Further Questions, Please Contact the Office.

Statutory Exemption Applications Can Be Found Here:

Supporting Documentation Must Be Provided with Your Signed Application Annually (Unless in Red). Please Provide Copies of the Following to Accompany Your 41C Application:

  • Social Security (Year-End Statement or Verification of Direct Deposit)
  • Federal Income Tax Return (if You Filed)
  • Wages, Salaries, Interest, and Other Income
  • Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Ira Securities, Etc. (Description and Amounts)
  • Copies of Your Most Recent Checking and Savings Bank Statements or Bank Books
  • If This Is Your First Year Filing an Elderly Application, Please Also Provide a Copy of Your Birth Certificate.

Supporting Documentation Must Be Provided with Your Application Annually (Unless in Red). Please Provide Copies of the Following to Accompany Your 17D Application:

  • Copies of Your Most Recent Checking and Savings Bank Statements or Bank Books
  • If This Is Your First Year Filing an Elderly Application, Please Also Provide a Copy of Your Birth Certificate.
  • If This Is Your First Year Filing a Surviving Spouse Application, Please Also Provide a Copy of the Death Certificate

Blind Application - Clause 37 (PDF)

Please Provide the Following Information with Your Application for 37 - Registered with the Commission for the Blind, Annually. If You Need to Contact Them, You Can Reach the Central Registration for the Commission for the Blind at 617-626-7415.

  • Massachusetts Certification of Blindness (as of July 1 of the Current Year).

Disabled Veterans Application- Clause 22 and Clause 22E

Disability Candidates Include Veterans with a Minimum 10% War Service Disability, Certain Pre- World War I Conflicts, Purple Heart Recipients, Surviving Spouses, Gold Star Parents, or Surviving Spouses of World War I Veterans.

If This Is Your First Time Filing for a Veterans Exemption, Please Provide the Following:

  • Veterans Benefit Letter Stating Your Disability Evaluation of 10% or Higher (as of July 1 of the Current Year) Required Annually.
  • Honorable Discharge, Dd-214, Release From Active-Duty Paperwork
  • Statement of Service From the United States Veterans&Apos; Administration

If you Do Not Have a Current Certificate, Please Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 800-827-1000; They Will Be Happy to Issue You an Updated Certificate.