Under state law, there are several categories of persons who may be eligible for personal exemption or reduction in their property tax. The law provides exemptions for the categories listed below:
Blind Exemption - Clause 37A
Senior Exemption - Clause 41C
Senior, Minor Child of Deceased Parent, Surviving Spouse - Clause 17D
Veterans Exemption - Clause 22
Exemptions are granted for one year only. An application must be filed each year. The qualifying date for personal exemptions is July 1 of the fiscal year to which it pertains.
When and How to Apply
All applications for personal exemptions must be filed in the Assessor’s Office within three (3) months of the mailing date of the third quarter tax bills. Forms are available in the Assessor’s Office or may be downloaded below.
Presentation of Personal Property Tax Exemption Programs for Seniors
Video of the Presentation of Personal Property Tax Exemption Programs for Seniors
If you were unable to attend the presentation on Personal Property Tax Exemption Programs for Seniors, Northampton Open Media has produced a video of the Wednesday, February 12, 2020, meeting held at the Northampton Senior Center.