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Last updated: 4/21/18

Filing your 38D property tax return

Owners and lessees of income-generating properties file these returns. The City uses the returns to find the fair cash value of these properties.

We send 38D requests to gather income and expense information on an annual basis. This typically happens in February and March. We send these requests to a sample of income-generating properties.

If you fail to comply within 60 days of the request, it may be grounds for dismissal of a filing at the appellate tax board. You may also face a fine of $50 for residential properties, or $250 for commercial or industrial properties. Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, § 38D has more information.

Still have questions? Contact:
1 City Hall Square
Room 301
Boston, MA 02201-2011
United States

Paper forms

Forms MD (Medical Facilities) and SP (Special Purpose) are sent via the United States Postal Service to selected properties.