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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Deadline Approaching for Andover Means Tested Senior Tax Exemption Applications

The Town of Andover is pleased to offer a local exemption of property taxes for senior taxpayers who receive the circuit breaker income tax credit when filing the Massachusetts Income Tax.  

Amounts exempted will be credited on the February 1, 2023 tax bill. This February 1, 2023 bill is the first actual tax bill for FY2023 and is mailed at the end of December 2022.  

Please note that this exemption does not affect tax bills issued prior to December 2022.

WHEN TO APPLY:
Fully completed applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022
Applications are available online here Andover Means Tested Senior Tax Exemption Application
Paper copies of the application are available in the Assessors’ Office and the Senior Center.
TO BE ELIGIBLE:
To qualify for this exemption, you must have owned and occupied your Andover property as your domicile for the last 10 years, be 65 years of age as of December 2021 and receive the circuit breaker Income Tax Credit when you filed your 2021 Massachusetts Income Tax Return.  The application to the Assessors’ Office will ask you to attach your Massachusetts Income Tax Return along with circuit breaker tax schedule Form CB to verify eligibility and amount of circuit breaker credit received.
EXEMPTION AMOUNT: 
The Andover Means Tested Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption amount is determined annually by the Select Board. "The Select Board shall annually set the exemption amount provided for in this act, provided however, that the amount of the exemption shall be up to a 100 per cent match and not less than a 50 per cent match of the amount of the circuit breaker income tax credit…for which the applicant received in the previous year.”  The Select Board will hold a meeting in late 2022 to determine the percentage of the circuit breaker credit amount that will be exempted on the FY2023 real estate tax.  


If you have any questions relative to this exemption, please call the Andover Assessors’ Office at 978-623-8930 M-F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM or email assessor@andoverma.gov .                                   

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