Religious and Charitable Organization Property Tax Exemptions

Published December 30, 2022 | Assessors Office | Automatically Archived on 3/1/2023

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Under M.G.L. Chapter 59 Section 5, Clauses 3, 10 & 11 certain institutions and organizations, such as hospitals, schools, churches and cultural facilities, may qualify for real and personal property tax exemption. These exemptions can be found in various clauses of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5. However, a religious or charitable organization is not automatically exempt from local taxation when it organizes or acquires property. It must meet specific eligibility criteria and follow certain procedures to obtain an exemption. Please refer to the following attachments and links for information relating to Charitable, Educational, and Religious Organization Property Tax Exemption eligibility.