Senior Means-Tested Real Estate Exemption

Senior Means-Tested Real Estate Exemption

Hingham’s 2019 Annual Town Meeting approved a new “Senior Means-Tested Tax Exemption” for Hingham seniors who meet certain income and asset criteria. The goal of the new tax exemption is to provide targeted property tax relief to older homeowners and help them continue to be able to afford to live in Hingham. 

This is the second year the Town is offering this new property tax exemption to seniors.  The maximum exemption amount for FY23 is $1,170.  If you’re eligible, the credit will be applied to the property tax bill that you receive in December 2022.  

Applications are due to the Assessor’s Office by September 1, 2022.  Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office on the first floor of Town Hall or at the link below. All inquiries and submitted applications remain confidential.

Exemption Requirements

  • Age: Must be 65 or older (co-owner must be 60 or older) by December 31, 2021
  • Residency: Must have owned and occupied a residence in Hingham for at least 10 consecutive years
  • Income: Annual income for 2021 cannot exceed $62,000 for Single Individuals, $78,000 for Head of Household, or $93,000 for Married Couples filing a joint return
  • Assessed value: Homeowner’s Principal Residence not to exceed $884,000
  • Assets: Applicant must not have excessive assets as determined by Board of Assessors
  • State Tax Return: Must have claimed the MA State Circuit Breaker Tax Credit in 2021 – Not sure what this is?  Please give us a call in the Assessor’s Office at 781-741-1455 and we can assist.

Apply

Download and complete the Senior Means-Tested Exemption 2023 Application.

The deadline to submit an application to the Assessor’s Office is September 1, 2022.

Please read the accompanying requirements page before filling out and submitting your application with all supporting documents.  

Not sure if you qualify?  Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Assessors' Office at 781-741-1455 or Assessors@hingham-ma.gov, or you can stop by our office on the first floor of Hingham Town Hall.