In October of 2002 the Tewksbury Town Meeting established a special taxation fund to assist low income elderly/disabled persons aged 59 and over to meet their property tax obligations. The Fund is administered by a citizens committee made up of the Chairman of the Board of Assessors, the Town Treasurer and three residents appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
Applicants must have an income of $30,000 or less and assets of $30,000 or less and not be eligible for any other Town of Tewksbury exemption/deferral program. Documentation of age, income and assets will be required with each application. Amounts awarded are based on number of qualified applicants and the amount available in fund in a given fiscal year.
Applications should be filed between July 1st and March 31st. Applicants must be 59 by July 1st. Income information should be from the previous year and assets are based on July 1 amounts. At 65 applicants must first apply for a deferral. Should the applicant, for any reason, be denied a deferral they may revert to this fund. At the age of 70 or if widowed please inquire about over 70 or widow exemptions.
Applications are available at the Assessor’s Office, along with a list of all requirements or by clicking on the link below.
The staff at the Assessor’s Office can answer questions you may have regarding this or other town tax relief programs. You may contact this office by calling 978-640-4330 or stopping by the office located in the Town Hall Annex.
People wishing to contribute to the fund may do so by making checks payable to:
Town of Tewksbury Taxation Fund
Mail donations to:
Town of Tewksbury Collector’s Office
11 Town Hall Av
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Donations of any amount are appreciated. You may download a donation form by clicking on the link below.