In the coming weeks, assessors from our department will be performing inspections at properties across the City. This is part of our annual Maintenance Project. Representatives will carry a photo ID badge by which you can verify his or her status as an Assessing Department employee.
You can search FY2017 real estate assessments and taxes online through our online Assessing tool.
This year, the residential exemption saved qualified homeowners $2,433 on their tax bill, nearly $500 more than last year's amount.
Taxpayers who qualified for a personal exemption may have further reduced their tax bill this year.
The April 3 deadline to file for the residential exemption and personal exemptions in Fiscal Year 2017 has passed. For more information about the residential exemption and personal exemptions, please visit our filing for a property tax exemption page:
- Charities and religious groups that are seeking an exemption from property taxes before the start of the fiscal year can file a Preliminary Consideration Information Requisition Form.
- For Fiscal Year 2018, forms are due August 1, 2017.
- We have information on how to file for preliminary consideration.
- We also have more information on statutory exemptions.
- This return is a request, by law, for income and expense information. We use it to determine the value of the subject property and to set valuation standards.
- The return is to be completed online. The form will be available the week of March 13, 2017, and is due within 60 days of the mailing date on the request letter.
- If you fail to submit the form by the filing deadline, you may be barred from appealing the property assessment to the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board. You may also receive a fine.
- This return is a request, by law, for income and expense information. We use it to determine the value of the subject property.
- The return is only available for 60 days following the mailing date of March 8, 2017.
- If you fail to submit the form by the filing deadline, you may be barred from appealing the property assessment to the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board. You may also receive fines.
Each report presents in text, charts, and tables an overview of property taxes in the City of Boston. Through comparative and historical data, a taxpayer can compare Fiscal Year assessments and tax rates with those in earlier years and with those in other jurisdictions: