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Posted on: September 17, 2019

One-Time Real Estate Tax Assistance

Cohasset, MA

One-time Real Estate Tax Assistance

This fall the Town of Cohasset is sponsoring a one-time real estate tax assistance program for elderly and/or disabled low-income residents.

Back in 2000, Cohasset adopted a chapter of the Massachusetts General Laws that allowed taxpayers to make a voluntary donation on their tax bills each year for “the purpose of defraying the real estate taxes of elderly and disabled persons of low income”.  Such funds, referred to as “Voluntary Checkoff Donations” were deposited into a special account in the general treasury in custody of the town treasurer.  The option for making “Voluntary Checkoff Donations” was removed from the tax bills for fiscal 2020 by vote at the 2019 Annual Town Meeting.  A Taxation Aid Committee was recently appointed by the Board of Selectmen to disburse the funds in accordance with the provisions of the General Law. 

Individual awards to be applied to the tax bills are estimated to approximate $500.  The total account balance of approximately $6,500 will be allocated among the FY 2020 tax bills of           qualified homeowners receiving an award.  

  • Residents currently benefitting from the annual town real estate exemptions and deferral program will are eligible to apply for this one-time program.
  • This program is separate from the existing elderly and disabled tax programs offered each year by the Cohasset Assessor’s Office. 
  • Candidates must be low-income homeowners of minimum age 64 and/or disabled.  

If you are interested in applying, please submit:  Name, Age, Address, Disability, and a brief statement describing your need for assistance. 

Please submit requests to:

Taxation Aid Committee c/o Town Treasurers Office, Cohasset Town Hall, 41 Highland Ave. 

Requests are due on or before:  October 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Please contact Taxation Aid Committee/ Paula Linhares telephone: 781-383-4100 x 5110 with any questions.


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