To qualify, all veterans (and spouses where applicable) must:
In most cases a surviving spouse receives the exemption if s/he was receiving it before the veteran passed away. However, surviving spouses receiving exemption under Clauses 22 and 22D lose the exemption upon remarriage.
Clause 22 allows for a $400.00 tax exemption for the following persons:
Clause 22A allows for a tax exemption of $750.00 if the veteran meets the following:
Clause 22B allows for tax exemption of $1,250.00 if the veteran meets the following:
Clause 22C allows for tax exemption of $1,500.00 if the veteran:
Clause 22D is for surviving spouses (who do not remarry) of soldiers, sailors, or members of the Guard whose death occurred as a proximate result of an injury sustained or disease contracted in a combat zone, or who are missing in action with a presumptive finding of death, as a result of combat as members of the armed forces of the United States.
Clause 22nd E allows for $1,000.00 for veterans that are 100% disabled by the VA.
Paraplegic veterans, those with service-related injuries as determined by the VA, or their surviving spouses are eligible for total exemption on their property taxes.
Where to apply
To apply, contact the assessor’s office in your community. Application must be made annually. For property tax exemptions for disabled veterans, contact your local assessor’s office or:
Department of Revenue
Division of Local Services Bureau of Municipal Finance Laws
100 Cambridge Street (no walk in service)
Boston, MA 02210