Personal Exemptions

You may be eligible to reduce a portion of the taxes assessed on your domicile if you meet the qualifications for one of the personal exemptions allowed under Massachusetts Law. Qualifications vary, but generally relate to age, ownership, residency, disability, income or assets. You may be eligible for an exemption if you fall into any of the following categories: blind; U.S. veteran with a service connected disability of 10% or more; surviving spouse; minor child of deceased parent; or a senior citizen age 65 and older.

Your application must be filed annually with the Manchester Board of Assessors no later than 90 days from the date of mailing of the actual (third quarter) tax bill. This deadline cannot be extended or waived by the assessors for any reason. If your application is not timely filed, you lose all rights to an exemption and the assessors cannot by law grant you one. An application is filed when received by the assessors.
The following is a brief explanation of the exemptions Manchester has.