Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Town Assessor’s Office, which first appeared in the latest Town Topics newsletter:
WILMINGTON, MA — By Massachusetts General Law, applications for FY 2020 are due to the Board of Assessors on or before April 1, 2020. The Board has 3 months to act on the application and may request further information from you regarding your eligibility during that time.
Filing for an exemption is by ANNUAL application. Your qualifications and status may change year to year, as well as the eligibility requirements for certain exemptions change annually. Income and Asset Limits also change annually. If you have not qualified in the past, you may now qualify.
Senior Exemptions have Age, Ownership, Residency, Income and/or Asset requirements. The FY20 Senior Income requirements for Clause 41C, which is a $500 exemption, are as follows:
SNGLE – Income Limit of $24,758 – Asset Limit (excluding Domicile) of $40,000
MARRIED – Income Limit of $37,137 – Asset Limit (excluding Domicile) of $50,000
For Seniors (over 70) or Surviving Spouse, the Clause 17D FY20 ASSET Requirements may not exceed $50,000, excluding the domicile. There are NO income requirements for this exemption and it is a $180.78 exemption.
If you apply and qualify for an exemption, the Board will notify you by sending a green Exemption Certificate after the January 1st bill.
The Assessors’ Office will have brochures available explaining the types and qualifications for the various exemptions. For more information you may also review the back of your tax bill which outlines the application filing deadline; visit the Assessors’ website to view a brochure that summarizes the exemption qualifications or contact the Assessors’ Office at 978-658-3675.
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