FY 2023 Senior Means Tested Exemption Program Applications

The FY 2023 Sudbury Means Tested Senior Exemption Application filing season is currently underway.   As this exemption is means based, it is not universally available to all seniors.  The Sudbury Means Tested Senior Exemption Program reduces real property taxes for some low to moderate-income senior citizens through a redistribution of the property tax burden within the residential class.  The program requires residency in Sudbury for a minimum of 10 years prior to eligibility.  This program relies on the annual income criteria established by the Massachusetts State Income Tax Refundable Credit known as the Circuit Breaker.  Sudbury Seniors over age 65, income eligible for the circuit breaker income tax credit under subsection (k) of section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, who also meet the following criteria may be eligible for some property tax relief under this program.

Program Criteria

Residency Requirement: 10 consecutive years in Sudbury. Must own and occupy the Sudbury property as their primary domicile.

Age: 65 or older (any co-owners other than spouse must be at least 60 years of age).

Maximum Assessed Value: This year’s maximum assessed valuation of the Sudbury home is $881,813.

Income Limits:  according to CY 2021 Schedule CB Circuit Breaker Line 9

$62,000 or less for a single filer

78,000 or less for head of household filer

$93,000 or less for joint filers,

Assets: The applicant must not own excessive assets that place him/her/them outside of the intended recipients of this exemption. Section 2 of Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2012 states that the Board of Assessors may deny an application if an applicant holds “excessive assets’.

Upon request we will mail out application packets (call or email 978-639-3395 gerryc@sudbury.ma.us ). Application packets may also be picked up at the Assessor’s Office (Flynn Building, 278 Old Sudbury Road). They are also available for download from the link that follows.

This year’s filing deadline is September 23, 2022.  Completed application packets must be filed with the Assessor’s Office on or before the deadline of September 23, 2022.  Completed applications may be mailed, hand delivered to the Assessor’s Office (278 Old Sudbury Road), or deposited in the drop box located in the Flynn Building parking lot (278 Old Sudbury Road). The box is located next to the U.S.P.S mailbox.  If utilizing the drop box option, please label the envelope as follows: Assessors Office, Attn: Cynthia Gerry.  If mailing, please send application and documentation to:

Town of Sudbury

Assessor’s Office

278 Old Sudbury Rd.

Sudbury, MA 01776

Attn: Cynthia Gerry

For questions or further information please email or call: gerryc@sudbury.ma.us 978-639-3395

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