Personal Tax Exemptions:
Under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 59, Section 5, the assessors may provide tax relief to qualified persons.Exemptions may different in each municipality based on local acceptance.The following is a brief overview of exemptions allowable by law.
Please note the eligible date for all exemptions is July 1 which is the start of the fiscal year.
For more information please contact our office at 413-283-2607.
Religious & Charitable Tax Exemptions:
Under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 59,Section 5, the assessors may exempt from taxation institutions and organizations, such as hospitals, schools, churches and cultural facilities who may qualify for exemption from local taxes on the real and personal property.Please note these are not automatic exemptions and must meet specific eligibility criteria.
The exemption status for real estate is determined as of July 1. Personal Property exemption status is determined as of January 1.
Each charitable organization must file an annual charitable property return by March 1. The return must include a true and complete copy of the organization's most recent annual report to the Public charities Division of the Attorney General (Form PC)
Tax Payers Guide to Charitable Exemptions
Chapter Land Information: