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Time sensitive: Do you know an older person who can't afford their property taxes?

The Globe recently reported the story of a Medford man facing eviction by the company holding his reverse mortgage.  He might have been much better off if he had deferred his property taxes.  Please spread the word: Massachusetts property owners over 65 years of age have until April 1 to apply to defer payment of their property taxes.

Each municipality sets an income cap and an interest rate.  (The interest rate increases after your house is sold or your death.) For more information, see this previous Globe article or call your assessor's office!  And for a copy of a brochure on tax options for older people and people with disabilities, call my office at 617-722-1578.

You can also ask your local officials to raise the income limit or lower the interest rate to make it possible for more people to participate.  Newton and Lexington, for example, have higher income limits and lower interest rates than any community in our district.
income limit $53,571 single, $80,357 married   
interest rate 4%

income limit $25,000
interest rate 8%

income limit $57,000
interest rate 3%

income limit $53,000
interest rate 4% 


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