Frequently Asked Questions
Real Estate Tax Exemptions
Do any of these apply to you?
If so you may be eligible to receive an exemption from a portion of your real estate tax. Please click on the link for the exemption which you feel you qualify for, fill out the application and send it into our office. We will then review it and contact you as to your eligibility. All applications must be received in the Assessor’s Office by April 1, 2016. Questions
Call our office at (978) 671-0971
Stop by: 365 Boston Rd. room 109 and pick up an application
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax
Questions regarding motor vehicle excise valuation or abatement requests contact Assessor's Office at (978) 671-0971.
Questions about your motor vehicle excise payments, balances or status on your refund for a bill that has been abated Contact the Collector of Taxes at (978) 671-0920.
- What is motor vehicle excise tax?
- Who must pay?
- What is the rate?
- How are vehicles valued?
- How is the tax determined?
- Can I get an abatement?
- Who qualifies for an abatement?
- How are abatements figured?
- Who qualifies for an exemption?
- Where must I file for an abatement?
- When is payment due?
- What happens if my payment is late?
- How does non-payment of motor vehicle excise affect license and registration?
Personal Property Tax
Questions regarding personal property valuation or abatement requests can be directed to the Assessor's Office at (978) 671-0971.
Questions about personal property payments or balances can be directed to the Collector of Taxes at (978) 671-0920.
- What is personal property?
- Who must pay this tax?
- What property is taxable?
- What is a Form of List?
- Who must file a return?
- When and where must my return be filed?
- Can I get an extension of the filing deadline?
- What is the penalty for failure to file or filing late?
- What is the return used for and who has access to it?
- Who is eligible for an abatement?
- What property is exempt?