Easton establishes elderly and disabled taxation relief fund
The town of Easton has established an elderly and disabled taxation relief fund for the purpose of defraying the real estate taxes of elderly and disabled Easton residents who are homeowners with limited income and assets.
The fund was approved at town meeting by adopting Section 3D of Chapter 60 of the Massachusetts General Laws.
The fund is supported solely by donations from Easton residents, businesses and community groups who are able to help those in need. Awards will be made annually and applied directly to residents’ property tax bills, based upon the applicants need as evaluated by the five-member taxation aid committee. The amount of relief available is dependent on the number of applicants and the amount available in the fund.
“We are hopeful that this program will support the most vulnerable members of our community in the years ahead,” said Andrew Fleischer, chair, taxation aid committee. “Those who are able to donate can make a direct impact on our community by contributing to this fund. A 100% of funds donated will go directly toward the real estate taxes of those in need.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity for residents to help their neighbors who may be having trouble paying their property taxes, allowing them to continue to be valued members of the Easton Community,” said Kristin Kennedy, Director of Health and Community Services.
Donations are accepted at any time. To donate online, visit https://epay.cityhallsystems.com, choose Easton, as the municipality and select donation under bill type. Residents can also send a check payable to the “Town of Easton” and write “Taxation Aid Committee” in the memo line and mail it to Town of Easton, Treasurer’s Office, 136 Elm St., Easton, MA, 02356.
For more information, including eligibility guidelines and an application, visit https://easton.ma.us or call the treasurer’s office at 508-230-0604.