Massachusetts allows you to defer your taxes if you are 65 years old and meet certain ownership, residency, and income and asset qualifications. This does create a lien on your property and is recovered upon the sale of the property or the death of the owner through his or her estate.
There is a financial hardship exemption for persons who are aged and infirmed, and also meet certain ownership, residency, and income and asset requirements.
Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Abatement
The Town of Grafton offers a Senior Work Off Abatement Program administered by the Council on Aging. Under this program, you can work for the Town doing a variety of jobs and the payment for this service is a tax abatement or reduction on your real estate tax bill. You must be at least 60 years of age and meet certain eligibility requirements. Please contact the Council on Aging for more information at 508-839-5335, ext. 147.