Means Tested Senior Real Estate Exemption

Due to the State's Session Laws, Chapter 381 of the Acts of 2020, the Town of Hingham’s Means Tested Senior Exemption program is now underway.

Longtime Hingham residents and property owners who are 65 and older and who qualified for the Massachusetts State Income Tax Refundable Credit known as the Circuit Breaker in Calendar Year 2020 and meet all other requirements may qualify for the Town of Hingham’s Senior Means Tested Exemption Program.

Exemption Requirements

  • Age: 65 or older (co-owner must be 60 or older) by December 31, 2020.
  • Resident: Must have been a resident of Hingham for 10 years.
  • Income: Must meet the 2020 State Circuit Breaker Limits (Single $61,000, Head of Household $76,000, Joint $92,000)
  • Must have applied for and received the Massachusetts State Circuit Breaker Tax Credit in 2020.
  • Homeowners Principal Residence not to exceed $848,000.
  • Applicant must not have excessive assets that place them outside of the intended recipients of the senior exemption.

The Board of Selectmen shall annually set the exemption amount and the amount of the exemption shall be within a range of 50 per cent to 100 per cent of the amount of the circuit breaker income tax credit.

Apply

Download and complete the Means Tested Exemption Requirements and Application Form (PDF)

The deadline to file is September 1, 2021

Please read the accompanying requirements page before filling out and submitting your application with all supporting documents.  Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Board of Assessors' office.

Phone: 781-741-1455 or Email: Assessors@hingham-ma.gov