Annuities, Tax Abatements, Tax Exemptions

Applications due by April 1, 2021.
ATTENTION SENIORS, DISABLED VETERANS

& WIDOWS OF DISABLED VETERANS!

  its time to get your real estate tax exemption application in!

Dont forget you may qualify for certain tax abatements..check with your town Assessors Office for qualifications and deadlines. (Click here for contact info)

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Disabled Veterans and Widows Tax Exemptions (click for the Taxpayers Guide to Local Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans clauses).VA Rated 10%-90% receive $400 off your real estate taxes.VA Rated 100% and those with other more serious disabilities such as blindness may be eligible for higher exemptions of   $1000 or more. Check with the us at Veterans Services or the Assessor's office! CLAUSE 22D UPDATE  - Widows of 100% service connected veterans who are in receipt of DIC (Dependency Indemnity Compensation) monetary benefit may qualify for a FULL TAX ABATEMENT. Please check with us here in Veterans Services or the Assessor's Office. Click to read the Taxpayers Guide to Local Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans clauses.

Tax Exemptions , Excise and Motor Vehicles
Veterans are allowed certain tax exemptions and motor vehicle benefits such as license plates, Veteran Property Tax Exemption, excise tax exemptions, and vehicle registration exemptions.

Deferrals and tax relief propertytaxrelief.pdf

ANNUITY Massachusetts Annuity for Disabled Veteran or widow  Application and Eligibility


DISABLED VETERAN EXCISE AND SALES TAX EXEMPTION

Disabled Veteran:
Disabled Veterans are eligible for one (1) set of plates. Disabled Veterans' plates are issued to veterans who:

Have a vehicle registered in their name;
Meet Medical Affairs guidelines*;
Provide the DV Plate letter from the Veteran's Administration that list impairments which otherwise qualify for disabled parking and total at least 60% service connected rating;
To obtain Disabled Veterans' plates you must be a Massachusetts resident.
* A Massachusetts registered and licensed physician, chiropractor, or nurse practitioner must certify that you meet one of the following conditions:
Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest;
Cannot walk without the assistance of another person, prosthetic aid, or other assistive device;
Are restricted by lung disease to such a degree that your forced (respiratory) expiratory volume (FEV) in one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one (1) liter;
Use portable oxygen;
Have a Class III cardiac condition according to the standards set by the American Heart Association;
Have a Class IV cardiac condition according to the standards set by the American Heart Association. A customer in this condition must surrender his or her license;
Have Class III or Class IV functional arthritis according to the standards set by the American College of Rheumatology;
Have been declared legally blind (please attach copy of certification). A customer in this classification must surrender his or her license;
Have lost one or more limbs or permanently lost the use of one or more limbs.
Procedure to Obtain Disabled Veterans' Plates: 1. An Application for Disabled Parking Placard/Plate must be completed.
Mail the completed Application for Disabled Parking Placard/Plate and 2. photocopy of your DV Plate letter from the Veteran's Administration stating that your disability is at least 60% service connected to:
    Registry of Motor Vehicles
    Attn: Medical Affairs
    P.O. Box 55889
    Boston, MA 02205-5889
       
Tel: 857-368-8020
For Hand Deliveries:
    Haymarket Center
    136 Blackstone Street, 3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02109
Fees: There is no fee for the issuance or the renewal of the Disabled Veteran plates.
Renewal Cycle: This plate must be renewed every two (2) years.
Disabled Veteran Fee/Tax Exemptions: Disabled veterans approved for a Disabled Veteran (DV) plate by the RMV's Medical Affairs Branch are exempt from paying the following fees/taxes:
Registration Fee (per M.G.L. Chapter 90, Section 33(29))
Disabled veterans do not need to pay a registration fee for one passenger vehicle or pick-up truck. It must be owned by the veteran and used for non-commercial purposes. The veteran can choose either one set of DV plates or one set of passenger plates. If the veteran chooses passenger plates with an additional special plate fee (special, vanity, or reserved plates), the special plate fee must be paid. If the veteran owns additional vehicles, registration fees must be paid for those vehicles;
Driver License Fee (per M.G.L. Chapter 90, Section 33(29))
Disabled veterans do not need to pay fees for driver's license transactions. It does not matter if the veteran has obtained DV plates, but he/she must be approved for them;
Excise Tax (per M.G.L. Chapter 60A, Section 1)
Disabled veterans do not need to pay excise tax for one passenger vehicle or pick-up truck. It must be owned by the veteran and used for non-commercial purposes. It does not matter if the veteran has obtained DV plates, but he/she must be approved for them. Application for the excise tax exemption must be made to the board of assessors of the city or town where the vehicle is registered. If the veteran owns additional vehicles, excise tax must be paid for those vehicles;
Sales Tax (per M.G.L. Chapter 64H, Section 6)
Disabled veterans do not need to pay sales tax for one passenger vehicle or pick-up truck. It must be owned by the veteran and used for non-commercial purposes. To be eligible, the veteran MUST obtain DV plates for the vehicle. If the veteran purchases additional vehicles, sales tax must be paid for those vehicles.