Exemptions

The Town of Tewksbury has adopted a variety of Real Estate Tax Exemptions to reduce property tax obligations for qualifying taxpayers.

Please note that applications are only available and accepted July 1st through April 1st of each fiscal year. Applications will not be accepted after April 1st through June 30th.

In the chart below you will see an overview of most of the exemptions offered. If you feel you may qualify for one please call or stop by our office so we can determine your eligibility.

Please Note: In 2018, the Town voted to lower the Minimum Age Requirement and increase the Gross Receipt Limit and the Whole Estate Limit for individuals applying for a 41C exemption beginning in Fiscal Year 2020. The new requirements are listed in the chart below. Furthermore, in 2021, the Town voted to increase the exemption amount granted for the 41C to $1000 from $500 beginning in Fiscal Year 2022.

Exemption (State Clause) Who Can Apply Asset Limit as of July 1 Income Limit as of July 1 Potential Exemption Amount
17D Senior age 70 + $40,000 None $175
17D Windowed $40,000 None $175
17D Minor Child $40,000 None $175
41C Single or Widowed age 65+ $40,000
$25,201
$1000.00
41C Married age 65+ $55,000
$37,802
$1000.00
37A Legally Blind None None
$500.00
CPA Age 60+ None Determined annually by US HUD Varies
Veteran Exemptions Who Can Apply (Spouses may be eligible) Potential Exemption Amount
22 Veterans with Service Connected Disability of 10% or more, Veterans Awarded Purple Heart $400
22A
Veterans with loss of one foot, hand or eye, Veterans who received one of a select few awards
$750
22E Veterans with Service Connected Disability of 100 Percent $1000
22D Surviving Spouses of Military Personnel MIA during active duty, Military Personnel or Veterans who died as a result of injury or illness during active duty Varies
Other N / A
41A – Tax Deferral 65+ with an annual income of $57,000 or less for singles and $86,000 or less for married
18 – Hardship 65+ and mental or physical ailment and financial deprivation
Citizens Fund Dependent on available funds

Please note: When applying for a Real Estate Exemption you will be required to submit documentation from specific time periods to prove eligibility. Also know there is an ownership and occupancy requirement that varies depending on the exemption.