When can I file for an abatement?
An application for abatement must be filed in writing on an approved abatement application form which must be filed with the Board of Assessors within 30 days after the mailing of the first actual tax bill of the fiscal year (MGL 59:59). The deadline date is clearly indicated on the tax bill.

Please note: You are appealing your assessment, not your taxes. Therefore, you must pay your taxes pending your appeal.

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1. What is an abatement?
2. What are the reasons for filing an abatement?
3. When can I file for an abatement?
4. What is the process after I file an abatement?
5. What happens when the abatement application is approved?
6. Can I appeal the decision if my abatement application is denied?
7. What does the Appellate Tax Board do?
8. How do I prove my case before the ATB?