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How to file for preliminary consideration

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Charities and religious groups that are seeking an exemption from property taxes before the start of the fiscal year can file a Preliminary Consideration Form. There are two options:

Step
1

Before you get started by mail

We make forms available in April and they are generally due by July 31. For Fiscal Year 2021, forms are due August 1, 2020.

When applying, an organization will need to give us additional information about the organization and the property, such as the articles of organization, trust, and by-laws as examples.

Step
2

Complete your preliminary consideration form

Print out and complete the Fiscal Year 2021 Preliminary Consideration Information Requisition Form.

Can't download the form? Please contact Vanessa Weathers McDonald, Member, Board of Review, at 617-635-4260. She will send you a Preliminary Consideration Information Requisition Form that you can complete.

Step
3

Mail us your completed form

Assessing Department, Room 301
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Step
1

Before you get started in person

We make forms available in April and they are generally due by July 31. For Fiscal Year 2021, forms are due August 1, 2020.

When applying, an organization will need to give us additional information about the organization and the property, such as the articles of organization, trust, and by-laws as examples.

Step
2

Complete your preliminary consideration form

Print out and complete the Fiscal Year 2021 Preliminary Consideration Information Requisition Form.

Can't download the form? You can also fill one out at the Assessing Department in Boston City Hall, Room 301.

Step
3

Go to Boston City Hall

Bring your completed Preliminary Consideration Information Requisition Form to Boston City Hall:

Assessing Department, Room 301
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
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