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Form 96 Application for Statutory Exemption

 

INSTRUCTIONS: MASSACHUSETTS APPLICATION FOR STATUTORY EXEMPTION (Form 96)

 

 

Form 96 is a form filed by Massachusetts residents seeking a partial or total property tax exemption. Those who are widows or widowers, aged 70 or older (65 in some areas depending on the local assessor), the minor children of a deceased parent, veterans with a disability related to their service or blind may seek this exemption. The form is found on the website of the Massachusetts government.

 

Massachusetts Application For Statutory Exemption 96 Step 1: At the top of the page, give the name of your city or town, the fiscal year in question and your name and address.

 

Massachusetts Application For Statutory Exemption 96 Step 2: In section A, give your name, telephone number, marital status, address, mailing address (if different), the location of the property and the number of units. 

 

Massachusetts Application For Statutory Exemption 96 Step 3: Indicate with a check mark whether you owned this property on July 1 of the year in question. If yes, indicate if you were a sole owner, co-owner with a spouse, or a co-owner with others. Note if it was subject to a trust on that date and if you have been granted exemptions for any other city or state this year. If so, name the location and give the size of the exemption.

 

Massachusetts Application For Statutory Exemption 96 Step 4: Section B concerns your exemption status. Those who are blind should indicate this with a check mark and indicate if they are registered with the Massachusetts Commission of the Blind. If not, you must attach a letter from a physician confirming your blindness.

 

Massachusetts Application For Statutory Exemption 96 Step 5: The next section is for veterans or veterans' spouses and requests information about their service. The following section is for surviving spouses and minor children of deceased parents and asks for information about the dead person. The last section is for senior citizens.

 

Massachusetts Application For Statutory Exemption 96 Step 6: Section C asks you to detail all income from the preceding calendar year.

 

Massachusetts Application For Statutory Exemption 96 Step 7: Section D requires you to detail the value of all property owned as of July 1 of this year.

 

Massachusetts Application For Statutory Exemption 96 Step 8: Sign and date the form. If you are an agent, attach a copy of written authorization.

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