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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Tax Exemptions and Abatement

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There are four main tax exemptions available in Lowell for individuals who meet the statutory criteria. They are:

1.    For individuals who are legally blind;
2.    For disabled veterans, or a surviving spouse or parent of a deceased veteran;
3.    For elderly residents of Lowell who are over the age of 70, own their own homes, and meet certain income and asset eligibility guidelines;
4.    Widows/ Widowers or children of deceased parents.

To access forms to apply for an exemption, click here.

The deadline to apply for an exemption is April 1, 2021. Each one of these exemptions has different rules and regulations established by Massachusetts Law. Residents are encouraged to contact the Assessor’s Office to discuss specific eligibility with a staff member at 978-674-4200.

Residents may apply for a tax abatement for the following reasons:

    Overvalued, based on an assessment date of January 1, 2020;
    Disproportionately assessed in comparison with other properties;
    Classified incorrectly as residential, open space, commercial or industrial real property; or
    Partially or fully exempt.

The deadline to file for an abatement is February 1, 2021. Residents can obtain an application by calling the Assessing Department at 978-674-4200.   


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