Service Benefits & Information

National Guard & Military Reservists Abatement
M.G.L. Chapter 59, §5, Clause 56 allows members of the Massachusetts National Guard or Military Reservist who is or was on active duty and serving in a foreign country, to obtain a reduction of their real estate taxes. They must have served at any time between July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014. Under this program, the qualifying member may earn a real estate tax abatement in the amount of $500 for the fiscal year in which they performed such service. Get more information about this program (PDF).