Brookline Community Aging Network


Gary McCabe's Tax Deferral Announcement

Gary McCabe
Brookline Chief Assessor

The Brookline Senior Property Tax Deferral Program has a new income limit of $86,000.

Governor Charlie Baker has signed Chapter 293 of the Acts of 2018, allowing the Town of Brookline Assessors to increase the income limit for senior homeowners to qualify for the tax deferral program to $86,000, from the prior limit of $57,000. The new law is based on a Home Rule petition filed by the Select Board, with Town Meeting approval and the support of State Legislators Representative Frank Smizik and Senator Cynthia Creem. The law takes effect for the current fiscal year. Senior property owners, who are 65 years old and live in their home who are interested In the tax deferral program have until April 1, 2019 to apply to the Town Assessors. Questions about the deferral program and the new income limit should be directed to the Assessorís Office at Town Hall or by calling 617-730-2060.

The Governor signed the new law on Thursday November 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM as the AFC episode 19 about the tax deferral program was in production.

We are pleased to announce that the new income limit is now officially law.