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Board of Assessor's Articles

Article 20 – Exemption for Senior Surviving Spouses: 

This exemption, of $175 off of the real estate tax, is for Surviving Spouses who are at least 70 years old. Currently the applicant cannot have more than $40,000 in whole estate assets (does not include primary residence or motor vehicle). Adopting Clause 17E would allow the town to increase the asset limit by a certain percent determined by the Commissioner of Revenue each year. For Fiscal Year 2025 that percent is 3.4% ($40,000 X 3.4% = $41,360). The Town can also vote to cap this amount at a future Town Meeting. Wrentham currently has 3 qualifying applicants. The State will reimburse 50% of this exemption for up to 175 qualifying applicants.

Exemption Amount - $175

Article 21 – Senior Tax Exemption:

This exemption, of $500 off of the real estate tax, is for Seniors who are at least 70 years old who fall within specific income and asset limits. An applicant who is single cannot have an income of more than $20,000 or more than $40,000 of whole estate assets (does not include primary residence or motor vehicle). A married couple cannot have an income of more than $30,000 or more than $55,000 of whole estate assets. Adopting Clause 41D would allow the town to increase the income and asset limits by a certain percent determined by the Commissioner of Revenue each year. For Fiscal Year 2025 that percent is 3.4% (for example: $20,000 X 3.4% = $20,680). The Town can also vote to cap this amount at a future Town Meeting. Wrentham currently has 3 qualifying applicants. The State will reimburse 100% of this exemption for up to 30 qualifying applicants.

 

Exemption Amount - $500

 

Article 22 – Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Program: 

Residents over the age of 60 years old are able to reduce their real estate tax by a maximum of $1000 annually by volunteering up to 100 hours with the Town. This article would allow approved representatives to volunteer on behalf of a qualifying Seniors who are not physically able to themselves.

Amount - $1000

Source: Response from inquiry to Assessor’s Office.

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