Taxation Aid Committee

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If you are in need of financial assistance with taxes or have have questions please reach out to one of the following departments.  There are several programs in place to assist those in need.  All requests for assistance are confidential

Assessor's Office

Treasurer/Collector's Office

Senior Center

 

            Taxiation Aid assistance is availible for those who meet the following qualifications:

  • Mendon Resident for 5 years of more
  • Reside and hold title to (or life estate) on the property for which aid will be granted.
  • Household Incole under $35,000 for single applicants or $45,000 for total household income.
  • Aged 60 or over as of 7/1/17 OR Disabled as defined by the Veterans or Social Security Administrations

The funds will be disbursed based on need as determined by the Taxation Aid Committee. Since the funds are replenished through voluntary contributions, the amount disbursed will likely vary from year to year.  Any taxation aid grant will be deducted from quarterly tax bills as available.  Tax aid grants must be applied for annually and applications are due on February 1st.  The Committee may request additional information.  Notification of the Committee’s decisions will be mailed to all applicants by April 1st and all decisions of the Committee are final. 

The information in your application for assitance will be kept confidential, and details of your application will be identified only by an assigned code.

To apply for assistance, please use THIS application OR you can pick up a paper copy from the Treasurer's and Assessor's Offices or the Senior Center.  

Applications are due Feb 1st

 

In addition to this tax assistance program there are also Tax Exemptions available to those who qualify.  Please visit the following page for more info.  

Do I qualify for a tax exemption? - CLICK HERE for more info

 

 On October 28th, 2015 the Board of Selectman voted to create a Taxation Aid Committee.  The committee will consist of the Chair of the Board of Assessors, the Town Treasurer, and 3 residents appointed by the Selectmen.  

             The role of this committee will be to share information available on existing aid programs, investigate and explore new programs that may be available to the Town including MGL Ch. 60 s.3D and make recomendations on those programs to the Board of Selectmen.

             At the Special Town Meeting on March 21st, 2016 the Town voted unanamously to accept MGL Ch.60 s.3D allowing for the creation of an "Aid to the Elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund" and a formal Taxation Aid Committee consisting of the Chair of the Board of Assessors, The Town Treasurer, and three (3) residents to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen.  

    

 

Committee Members

Name Title
Alejna Brugos Chair - Appointed Seat #1 (Term Expires 6/30/18)
Vacancy 1 Appointed Seat #3
Jenn Welch Town Treasurer (Term Expires 6/30/18)
Kenneth M. O'Brien Board of Assessors Chair (Term Expires 6/30/18)
Joyce Gilmore Appointed Seat #3 (Term Expires 6/30/19)
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